Alex Cora, IF
Fast fact: Red Sox were 23-7 (.767) when Cora started at second base, 35-17 (.673) when he started at any other position.
Lowdown: There won't be any more calls for Cora over Dustin Pedroia this season, but Cora remains an outstanding utility infi elder -- steady in the field, with an adequate bat. He hit .360 in April last season, proving his worth when Pedroia struggled. But he helped most behind the scenes, making sure Pedroia knew he was the starter at second.
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