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ON BASEBALL

Derek Jeter an idol for Xander Bogaerts

TAMPA — When Jacoby Ellsbury signed with the Yankees over the winter, Xander Bogaerts didn’t want to seem too eager. But Ellsbury’s No. 2 was now available and Bogaerts thought it would be great if he could wear the same number as his boyhood idol, Derek Jeter.

The Red Sox were more than willing to oblige their prized young player.

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