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A working holiday for Sox?

Cherington likely spending Thanksgiving week cooking up potential roster moves

Updated: November 19, 2012, 6:47 PM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- It has been seven years since Larry Lucchino, the de facto Red Sox GM with Theo Epstein on hiatus, interrupted his Thanksgiving dinner to engineer the trade with Florida for pitcher Josh Beckett and third baseman Mike Lowell, a transaction that was rewarded with a World Series title in 2007.

At the top of Lucchino's list for people he was thankful for that year were the late Bill Lajoie, the great old baseball man who collaborated with junior partner Craig Shipley to lay the groundwork ...

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