Found October 21, 2012 on NESN.com:
For the third consecutive year, the Boston Red Sox will have a new Opening Day starting shortstop. Who that player is come April 1 in New York remains to be seen, but it probably won't be Mike Aviles. With Boston hiring former Toronto manager John Farrell to run the club in 2013 and beyond, Aviles will reportedly serve as compensation and go to the Blue Jays, according to Alex Speier of WEEI. But the Red Sox shouldn't be in too much of a bind without 2012's starting shortstop. Aviles, who started 130 games for the Red Sox in 2012 -- all but seven at shortstop -- did what was required of him on daily basis, but he never performed beyond that. Aviles hit .250/.282/.381 with 13 home runs and 60 RBIs for Boston last season, playing solid defensive as well. He provided much-needed offense when several key hitters in the lineup went down with injuries and managed to stay healthy for nearly the entire season. His overall production, however, started...
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