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Adrian Gonzalez's Outfield Play Gives Boston Red Sox a Morale Boost
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How many $20-million-a-year athletes can you think of who would tell their coaches or managers to put them anywhere on the court or field?

If you’re having trouble, Adrian Gonzalez is the fledgling member of this club. And his selfless move couldn’t have come at a better time for the Red Sox.

Granted, Boston’s 10–3 stretch over the past two weeks—drawing them to .500 heading into tonight’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays—has been a total team effort.

Both the starting rotation and bullpen have improved significantly since their debacle-filled start to 2012. And the offense is starting to take on the well-rounded quality that has defined it for the past decade.

Gonzalez’s willingness to play the outfield is, however, symbolic of everything the Red Sox aspire to be this season. It’s not a long-term solution, but as a stop-gap measure, it solves a few pressing issues for the team.

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