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Mike Aviles welcomes change in plans

Infielder eager to show he can fill role as starting shortstop for Red Sox

Updated: March 6, 2012, 3:27 AM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Mike Aviles was on a bus with the other members of the Red Sox offseason caravan, about to be dropped off at the Boston hotel where he was staying, when his cell phone rang. It was his father, Edgar.

Because he was in the middle of a conversation, Aviles didn't answer, figuring he'd call back, but his father left a message: "Scutaro has been traded."

Aviles turned to one of the Red Sox marketing officials on the bus. "I think Scutaro just got traded," he ...

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