Quote to note

"We do have a ton of versatility that we appreciate. But it's not just the fact that the guys can move around, play different positions and hit in different parts of the lineup. It's that they're willing to do it."
--Francona, on the flexibility of his players this season

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