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Evan Longoria felt Will Middlebrooks‘ pain. Literally. As Middlebrooks recovered from a broken right wrist, which ended his 2012 season prematurely, Longoria knew exactly what the Red Sox third baseman was going through, because he too broke his wrist back in 2008. And despite the still developing rivalry between the two clubs, Longoria offered some advice to his AL East counterpart. “I pretty much just told him he’s going to be all right. He just needed to give it an ample time to get healthy,” Longoria told reporters on Saturday. “He can’t really push it. I just told him, ‘You’re going to be fine. It’s not something that’s a career-changing injury as long as you’re healthy and you’re right. It’s not going to change the way you play the game.’” The Red Sox would prefer if Middlebrooks didn’t see too many changes in his game. The 24-year-old hit .288 with 15 home runs and 54 RBIs in just 75 games last season before getting hit by a pitch in August and missing the remainder of t
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