Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 7/31/12
The Red Sox now have the flexibility to move Franklin Morales around. By landing Craig Breslow in a trade with Arizona, Boston's bullpen now boasts three lefties –– Breslow, Morales and Andrew Miller. And Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine hinted that Tuesday's acquisition improves Morales' chances at returning to the starting rotation. "I think that's always been an option," Valentine said. "Maybe that makes it a little easier." When Josh Beckett experienced shoulder inflammation in June, Morales was initially tabbed as a spot starter. But in five starts, the southpaw showed glimpses of long-term potential as a starter, posting a...

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