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Hansen starting to hone his skills

Possibilities endless for power pitcher

Though he’s long been considered Boston’s closer of the future, Craig Hansen’s role remains undecided, according to Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein.
Though he’s long been considered Boston’s closer of the future, Craig Hansen’s role remains undecided, according to Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein. (Globe Staff Photo / Barry Chin) Globe Staff Photo / Barry Chin
By Chris Snow
Globe Staff / May 19, 2006

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Jonathan Papelbon , cast in the minors as a workhorse starting pitcher, leads the major leagues in saves with 14. Craig Hansen , the reliever billed last summer and this spring as the Red Sox' future closer, started a game in Pawtucket Monday, pitching four innings as he works on developing his slider and changeup. He allowed five hits but ... (Full article: 1185 words)

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