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Patterson, Pedroia cross paths again

Updated: June 29, 2010, 10:06 PM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- If Boston Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein needed a scouting report on utility man Eric Patterson before acquiring him from the Oakland Athletics, he could have simply asked the player whose injury created the need for infield help.

Dustin Pedroia and Patterson go way back.

The two were teammates and roommates while playing for the United States collegiate national team in 2002 and 2003. At the time, they shared similar dreams of breaking into the big leagues -- ...

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