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Brian Butterfield out to improve Red Sox’ footwork

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Xander Bogaerts was walking gingerly out to his car when he was asked about coach Brian Butterfield’s footwork drills Tuesday morning.

“My feet are killing me,” said Bogaerts, who worked along with newly acquired Jonathan Herrera in the drills. “It’s really intense. Butter really believes that the first two steps are the most important steps. He believes in explosion with those steps, so it’s been pretty tough with the drills, but I believe I’m going to be better as a result.”

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