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Will the Boston Red Sox move Dustin Pedroia to shortstop?

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In news that will have Craig Newman even less productive at work than usual, the Boston Red Sox are toying with the idea of moving one-time American League MVP Pedroia over to shortstop.

Pedroia, the Sox' current second-sacker, was an All-American shortstop at Arizona State and keeps himself sharp by taking ground balls on the left side of the infield during the season. Perhaps of equal importance: he wants to do it.

"They've put it out there and I've told them I'm all for it. I can do it. I can't wait for [Terry Francona] to call me and ask, 'can you do it?' I can do it. I really want to do it."
Boston's shortstop search began after the departure of Alex Gonzalez, and the team believes it may be easier to sign an everyday second baseman. Pedroia got a shot at the position during spring training in 2006, but didn't impress manager Terry Francona enough with his play there to make the idea stick.

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You can imagine my enthusiasm when I woke up from the nap at my desk to read this. You wait and see, Mark De Rosa will be the Red Sox 2nd baseman by Opening Day.

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