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Francona pushed for another pitcher

Updated: December 16, 2009, 4:04 PM ET
By Chris Forsberg

BOSTON -- Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein heard plenty from those outside the organization about wanting to obtain a big-name bat this offseason, but one member inside the organization was constantly in his ear about getting another arm.

"Every time Theo asked me a question during the winter meetings, I would always say, 'A pitcher,' " said Red Sox manager Terry Francona. "Now we have a chance to run out a solid pitcher every day and it's very exciting. Again, it's on paper right now, ...

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