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Ryan Lavarnway needs to prove he can hit in the majors.
Cody Ross has all but secured a spot on the 2013 team, but there are a few others that are auditioning for a spot on the 25-man roster.
Pedro Ciriaco has had some magical moments, but he needs to show Red Sox brass that he deserves be the team’s utility man in 2013 rather than Mike Aviles.
James Loney, the first baseman acquired in the Dodgers trade, also needs to show he could fill in at first for at least one season. Though he won’t be an All-Star, there aren't many studs available and he may be the team’s best option in 2013.
Lastly, Ryan Lavarnway needs to show improvement if he wants to split time with Jarrod Saltalamacchia in 2013. Lavarnway has to show the power that was on display in the minors and learn to take advantage of the short porch at Fenway Park.