• The Red Sox and Dodgers have made another trade, though this one isn't quite as bold as the last. Wednesday, the Red Sox acquired utility man Alex Castellanos from Los Angeles for outfielder Jeremy Hazelbaker.
Hazelbaker has displayed power and speed in the Minors, though he's struggled to hit left-handed pitching. In Castellanos, the Sox landed a talented 27-year-old who can play all three outfield positions as well as first, second and third base. While he had a down year in the Minors, Castellanos is just a year removed from hitting .328 with a 1.010 OPS for Triple-A Albuquerque.
• The Red Sox led the American League in several categories this season, but the one they finished last in was team meetings. With solid chemistry and few losing streaks, Farrell didn't force a meeting just to have one.
"Well, we meet before every series, as we're getting ready to here [before Game 1]," said Farrell. "It's also a time for us to check in on some other things that might not be relevant to the game that night, as reminders.
"But other than the first day of Spring Training and Opening Day in New York [there wasn't a team meeting]. This has been a group that has done a great job of policing themselves. They've committed to one another. And there's a clear framework of maybe expected and accepted behavior. And guys have done a great job of that. So other than those two timelines, there's not been a team meeting, no."
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