Burke Badenhop hopes to stay put for a while with Red Sox

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Tall and skinny, by his own admission he doesn’t much look or act like a baseball player. Given the season, there’s another profession that comes to mind.

“Well, I’m 6-5, 200 pounds. I look more like probably somebody that should be doing your taxes this time of year,” said Burke Badenhop.

Badenhop, a 31-year-old righthander, likely could do your taxes. He graduated magna cum laude from Bowling Green with a degree in economics. Actually, he is a baseball player.

It’s something he’s gotten accustomed to having to prove to people, including his teammates. The Red Sox acquired Badenhop in a November trade with the Brewers. The Sox are his fifth organization since he was drafted by the Tigers in the 19th round in 2005.

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