For Red Sox, mentoring is a must

Experienced players help prospects on and off field at spring training

Updated: February 26, 2011, 2:30 PM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The Boston Red Sox do a solid job of scouting, drafting, signing and then developing their homegrown talent in hopes that these players could make significant contributions at the major league level.

A quick look around the Red Sox clubhouse, and it's obvious the organization's baseball operations staff has accomplished many of its goals when you see players such as Dustin Pedroia, Kevin Youkilis, Jacoby Ellsbury, Jon Lester, Jonathan Papelbon, Clay Buchholz, Jed Lowrie ...

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