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Red Sox, Wilkerson agree to contract

Updated: February 16, 2009, 8:55 PM ET
Associated Press

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Brad Wilkerson got his chance with the Boston Red Sox when Mark Kotsay underwent back surgery.

Now the eight-year veteran who split last season between the Seattle Mariners and Toronto Blue Jays hopes to play well enough for Boston to keep him.

Kotsay brought versatility to the Red Sox last year as a backup at first base and in the outfield. Wilkerson fills those same roles. He agreed Monday to a minor league contract with an invitation to Boston's major league ...

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