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"We're going to undoubtedly have some really difficult conversations the last week of camp because there's guys in here that we really like already and not everybody can make the team. And that's a difficult time in spring. Saying that, I guess I'd rather have that than not have any decisions because guys didn't play well or we're just lukewarm on guys." -- Francona on roster cuts and position battles

Joey Nowak is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @joeynowak. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.