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If there was such a thing as an "official" end to the latest Starlin Castro controversy, it ended Wednesday when general manager Jed Hoyer backed field manager Dale Sveum's handling of the situation. Sveum took a balanced approach to disciplining Castro for two mental gaffes in the previous series, at San Francisco. He admonished Castro, saying the second mistake was the "last straw." But he did not bench the 22-year-old star, instead throwing him back into the lineup and then watching as Castro played well. Hoyer, who came on board last fall, said he and new team president Theo Epstein anticipated such a moment, given Castro's youth and history of judgment lapses on the field. Hoyer referred to former TV analyst and current Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine criticizing Castro last year for having his attention wander while on the field. "That was something we talked about in the interview process," Hoyer said. "(Castro) had already had...
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