Rocco Baldelli, OF
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A true wild card. Baldelli has incredible talent, but he has been slowed by an illness first diagnosed as mitochondrial disorder, then changed to channelopathy. He has the talent to start, just not the stamina. He hasn't yet been sent out for back-to-back games, and the Sox don't even know what he'll be able to do. The test could come if a starting outfielder gets injured.
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