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Will Middlebrooks’s defensive play a highlight

SARASOTA, Fla. — The Red Sox had Will Middlebrooks shifted to the right side of the infield against the Baltimore Orioles in the second inning Tuesday. When Matt Wieters grounded a ball slowly up the middle, Middlebrooks made two quick decisions.

He wanted to go to second base to keep the double play in order. But to get the ball there, he had to get creative.

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