BOSTON -- Center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury was ridiculed. His tenacity and toughness were questioned because he was limited to 18 games during the 2010 season for a variety of rib injuries.
Veteran knuckleballer and clubhouse patriarch Tim Wakefield also suffered through a difficult season a year ago.
Both Ellsbury and Wakefield entered this spring with a purpose, knowing exactly what their roles would be and what they needed to do to help the Boston Red Sox win in 2011.
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