Quote to note

"It's nice. Because he throws strikes, he holds runners, his splits are really even, it's allowed us to really put guys where we think they can get people out. And then we have guys that complement, so if we have baserunners, we can go get them. They complement each other really well and there's not much ego out there. It really works well. "
-- Francona, on the value of veteran reliever Scott Atchison's versatility

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