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Beltre's price was right for Red Sox

Third baseman comes at a steep discount

Updated: January 5, 2010, 10:40 AM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

Catch the ball and pitch. The next thing you know, the Boston Red Sox will rediscover the sacrifice bunt, as soon as the number crunchers demonstrate it is no longer an "inefficiency."

Run prevention rules at Fenway Park, which should take some of the pressure off Adrian Beltre, the team's new third baseman. The last time Beltre signed a free-agent deal, in the winter of 2004, he was going to a team, the Seattle Mariners, that had visions of his duplicating the 48 home runs he had ...

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