Red Sox promote Mookie Betts

Updated: June 29, 2014, 12:24 PM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

NEW YORK -- When Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell sat down with 21-year-old rookie Mookie Betts upon his arrival here, this was the message he wanted to impress upon the native of Nashville, Tennessee.

You're here because of what you've done and what you're doing. Don't try to do more than that.

"That's an easy thing to say," Farrell said Saturday afternoon, "but he's not looked upon as the savior of the Red Sox. He's looked upon as a young, talented, exciting player. ...

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