Quote to note

"He should be excited about everything. His stuff is electric. The more he pitches for us, the better we are. We all know that. Saying that, there's a way to get there and, just turning him loose in February, I don't think we felt like that was the best way to get there."
--Francona, on being conservative with Salazar's spring innings

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