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Prospects embark on 2-week program that prepares them for day in Fenway sun

Updated: January 25, 2011, 2:26 PM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

NEWTON, Mass. -- The Boston Red Sox have made their Rookie Development Program an annual rite of passage for prospects in the organization.

Each winter a dozen or so prospects are invited to Boston for a two-week course that covers everything related to the Red Sox, both on and off the diamond. It's designed to help the young players make the transition to the big leagues and ease any anxiety they might have, whether they're called up on an emergency basis or as a full-timer.

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