Quote to note

"It's wide open. I know for those guys that are in that competition, it's huge. I respect that. From where we sit, it's not the end of the world. Somebody is going to break with us, and there's no doubt during the year we're going to go through more than five starters."
--Francona, on the race for the rotation's fifth spot

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