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PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. — Red Sox manager John Farrell spoke at length before Tuesday’s game about the decision on whether to start Grady Sizemore or Jackie Bradley Jr. in center field.
Farrell laid out the scenarios and talked about how the verdict would affect other parts of the roster.
“There’s still a lot of internal discussion on who our starting center fielder is going to be,” he said.
Then, in the sixth inning, Sizemore hit a fastball to right field that cleared the fence, the bullpen, and the outfield boardwalk at Charlotte Sports Park before striking the walkway of a building about 430 feet away.
One long home run doesn’t put Sizemore on the roster. But it was another sign that he is a few days of good health away from claiming a job.