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Middlebrooks intent on max impact

Updated: March 7, 2014, 11:56 PM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- This was a bold statement from a young player who is viewed mostly through the prism of his potential as a hitter, a right-handed slugger capable of hitting 25 to 30 home runs a season.

"I want to win a Gold Glove," Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks said Friday. "I want to help us win any way that I can."

The left side of the Red Sox infield is in transition. Gifted shortstop Jose Iglesias was traded away. Veteran Stephen Drew turned down a $14.1 ...

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