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Dustin Pedroia knew he was ‘sexy’

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- There was a passage in Terry Francona’s book that described the Red Sox owners doing a marketing survey that determined Dustin Pedroia was a “sexy” player and that the team needed more such players.

Pedroia’s reaction?

“They didn’t need to hire a damn marketing team. I could have told them that for free,” Pedroia said. “It was all my friends. ... I don’t know, I just started laughing. That’s pretty funny.”

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Pedroia was asked if he read Francona’s book. He rolled his eyes and laughed.

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“No,” he said. “I have no time for that.”

Pedroia also got the obligatory question about what he did during the offseason.

“Straight body building,” he said. “Can’t you tell?”