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Allen Webster offers look at future

Although he didn't win, Red Sox prospect impresses in big league debut

Updated: April 22, 2013, 1:22 AM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- When Boston Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington pulled the trigger on a nine-player deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers on Aug. 25, 2012, he knew the transaction would pay dividends in a variety of ways.

First, he moved a lot of salary obligations (more than $260 million) when he sent pitcher Josh Beckett, first baseman Adrian Gonzalez and outfielder Carl Crawford (along with utility infielder Nick Punto) to the Dodgers in exchange for first baseman James Loney, infielder Ivan ...

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