Found July 15, 2012 on NESN.com:
PLAYERS: Alex Wilson
TEAMS: Boston Red Sox
PAWTUCKET, R.I. -- Alex Wilson always anticipated the switch. Named Boston's minor league pitcher of the year in 2011 -- as a starting pitcher -- Wilson knew there was a possibility the Red Sox organization could slide him back to the bullpen, where he starred at Texas A&M. But he never expected it this soon. With the Red Sox bullpen floundering in April, the Pawtucket Red Sox quickly converted Wilson into a reliever, hoping to accelerate his progress to the big leagues. These days, though, the Red Sox's bullpen has turned the tide and evolved into one of the team's...
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