Schoeneweis is on a mission

He has a week to show the Red Sox his value in the bullpen

Updated: March 27, 2010, 7:44 PM ET
By Mike Reiss and Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

FORT MYERS , Fla. -- He has been given one week to convince the Red Sox to employ him, just days after the only team willing to give him a chance this spring released him.

The job: Getting left-handed hitters out.

The candidate: Scott Schoeneweis, a 36-year-old left-hander who brings with him a history of strong work against lefties, Boston family ties, and a tragic tale.

The odds: Schoeneweis has been around long enough to know they are not in his favor.

But ...

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