Quote to note

Quote to note

"The one thing, I guess, that sticks out to me, and it's just so hard not to like it, is that every ball he hits, he runs to first base like his pants are on fire. And it's hard as a manager not to really like that, because it's just, it's a good feeling." -- Francona on second baseman Jason Kipnis

Mark Emery is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.