Nick Punto looks ahead, behind

Thrilled to be with Red Sox, he still has thoughts for Justin Morneau, Twins

Updated: February 28, 2012, 9:46 AM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- No one had to drop off a visitors' guide to Fort Myers in Nick Punto's locker here. As a member of the Minnesota Twins, who like the Boston Red Sox train here, he spent seven springs in the Fort.

Now he's back here with the Sox, although there is one old friend he is eager to see.

"I've been playing phone tag with [Justin] Morneau," Punto said Monday morning. "We're supposed to have dinner, but he's not answering my phone calls."

Ordinarily, Punto ...

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