Found January 28, 2013 on NESN.com:
Ryan Sweeney‘s first season in Boston wasn’t exactly the smoothest campaign, but with very little to lose, bringing him back makes sense for the Red Sox. Sweeney got off to a surprisingly torrid start in 2012, hitting .373 (25-for-67) through his first 19 games. After that, he fell back down to earth. The outfielder suffered a concussion while sprawling out for a ball in Philadelphia in May, and his numbers gradually declined until his season abruptly ended due to a hand injury he suffered while punching a door. Before the door mishap, Sweeney hit just .091 (3-for-33) in 11 July contests. None of this screams optimism throughout much of Red Sox Nation when it comes to Sweeney, but general manager Ben Cherington has expressed a desire this offseason to add a left-handed outfielder to the mix, as such a player could presumably spell Jonny Gomes, who has fared much better against left-handers than right-handers throughout his big league career. Sweeney fits that mold, and with Ryan Kal...
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