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Pedroia, Youkilis back in action

Red Sox lineup looking back to normal at spring training

Updated: February 27, 2011, 12:09 AM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The heart and soul of the Boston Red Sox returned Saturday.

For the first time in a long time, Red Sox manager Terry Francona wrote the names of Dustin Pedroia and Kevin Youkilis on a lineup card.

Pedroia suffered a broken left foot last June and attempted to return in August but played only two games before it was decided he would have season-ending surgery. Youkilis tore a muscle in his right thumb Aug. 2 and needed season-ending surgery.

Without those ...

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