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Budding third baseman Middlebrooks sees himself with Red Sox for long term

Updated: February 19, 2013, 9:01 AM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Boston Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks was sitting at his locker and putting his uniform on when teammate Dustin Pedroia leaned in close.

"You see my guy?" Pedroia asked.

"Yeah, I did. Thanks," Middlebrooks answered.

Pedroia's "guy" recently fitted Middlebrooks for a new suit, fully paid for by the Sox second baseman. It's a standard practice around big league baseball for the successful veterans to buy new suits for the hardworking, up-and-coming ...

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