Found September 11, 2012 on NESN.com:
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Jon Lester didn't know the Boston Red Sox without Josh Beckett. In a span of just a couple of days in late August, though, the two were separated when Beckett was dealt to the Dodgers. So maybe it shouldn't come as much of a surprise that Lester feels the need to defend Beckett after the pitcher was shipped to Los Angeles as part of a blockbuster trade last month. "Josh was a very important part of this team for a very long team," Lester told ESPN.com "He's affected a lot of young players in positive ways more than people think....
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