Quote to note

"He was trying to get his delivery back to where he was comfortable, and it was hard. I think it was a tough year for him [last season]. I think the thing that gets really missed along the way is he's a really good kid. He may not be the loudest guy when there's a group -- that's just the way he's built -- but he's a good kid."
-- Francona, on Trevor Bauer

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