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Red Sox have reason to their rhyme

Don't write off Boston's offseason moves just yet

Updated: December 3, 2010, 2:35 PM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- The pace is picking up. The Boston Red Sox have made their visits to their prime offseason targets, Carl Crawford and Jayson Werth, while letting Adrian Beltre know that they still like him, even if in the end he might not like their terms.

Thursday, they underscored their commitment to Jarrod Saltalamacchia by bringing back the captain, Jason Varitek, to share the catching position in 2011 while grooming Saltalamacchia to be his successor, a source confirmed.

They ...

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