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Embree confident in comeback

Left-hander's no-fear attitude drives his return to Sox bullpen

Updated: March 23, 2010, 4:37 PM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- So, what do you do when you're 40 years old, your right leg has been shattered by a line drive, and you have a titanium rod that runs all the way down your shin and is held in place by three screws?

Alan Embree went skiing. Downhill skiing. It's an activity that is expressly prohibited by the standard language in a professional baseball player's contract. He went not once, but all winter.

"I wasn't under contract," he said. "I was a free agent. The first time was ...

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