Quote to note

"I think when you acquire a guy like Michael Bourn, it only makes sense to keep him in center field. The guy's won Gold Gloves and things of that nature. [Michael] Brantley moved to left and played left field like a center fielder. That was the thought. We really liked that idea of it."
-- Francona, on Brantley's ability to handle both left and center field

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