Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 8/22/12
BOSTON –– Despite two subpar starts against the Yankees, Franklin Morales has been exceptional as a starter. In eight starts this season, the left-hander has posted a 3-3 record with a 3.98 ERA. Since the Red Sox are slipping out of playoff contention, the team could be evaluating his starting prospects moving forward. As far as Red Sox skipper Bobby Valentine is concerned, Morales is capable of making a career out of starting. "He has what it takes," Valentine said. "The one thing you can’t teach is experience and he has to experience situations and different hitters, especially with what...

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