Tall expectations at short

Scutaro and Pedroia already look like a solid middle-infield force

Updated: February 28, 2010, 12:05 AM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- It was tough for anyone watching from behind the fences to know exactly which Red Sox player was spraying the ball all over the field on Saturday morning at the player development complex.

The weather was gloomy, rainy and windy as the player in the batting cage on Field 5 was putting on a hitting display. He was short, maybe 5-foot-9, and he exhibited a wide stance in the box. The protective padding on the cage rails masked his face as fans were trying to figure out ...

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