Found May 31, 2012 on NESN.com:
BOSTON –– The Red Sox have flexibility in the infield after all. On the heels of second baseman Dustin Pedroia's thumb injury, the team had Will Middlebrooks take grounders as a shortstop on Wednesday. But Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine has a method for his madness by trying his rookie third baseman in a new spot. "[Middlebrooks] was a good high school shortstop, so he can play another position," Valentine said. "It's something to have. He's going to take a grounder at shortstop -- because Mike [Aviles] has played second." It's an alternative to keep Middlebrooks' bat in the lineup....
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