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Full Count has contemplated switch from switch-hitting

. It'??s a conversation that usually makes switch-hitters cringe. Why don'??t some of these guys just give up the practice of hitting from both sides, and focus on the skill-set they excel at? Initially, former Red Sox 

Allen Craig vs. : Who should the Red Sox keep?

The other options are putting Allen Craig or in right field every day, an especially scary proposition at Fenway. They could call up Jackie Bradley Jr., who can clearly handle the defensive role, but his offense is 

Yoan Moncada, Eduardo Rodriguez,

Today's links cover all things Yoan Moncada, the likely departure of the Paw Sox, and Mike Napoli's tumultuous offseason.

Still Humble As His Boston Red Sox Future Remains

is about to parlay the Boston Red Sox's $1 gamble into a contract in excess of $1 million. The Red Sox purchased Nava from the Chico Outlaws of the independent Golden Baseball League for $1 back in 2008.

Should give up switch hitting?

Over the course of four major league seasons, has seen 337 plate appearances against left-handed pitching, taking each one from the right side of the plate. The results have been poor. His line of .209/.287/.298 

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is ready for what is currently an uncertain future. (Jamie Squire/Getty Images). understands his lot in life. Mapping out the next month, never mind the next year, isn't really an option for the Red Sox 

Full Count reflects on becoming a millionaire (and

's story isn't a secret: Cut from his college team, he became equipment manager; Cut from his independent league team, he was brought back to fill out the roster; Sold to the Red Sox by the Chico Outlaws for $1.

Red Sox's Thinking About Giving Up Switch-Hitting In

Boston Red Sox outfielder , meanwhile, is thinking about doing away with switch-hitting as he prepares for the 2015 Major League Baseball season. ?I have thought about it,? Nava told WEEI.com's Rob Bradford 

Daily Red Sox Links: Dustin Pedroia, , Eduardo

Today's links look at the fight brewing on the Red Sox roster, Eduardo Rodriguez going to school and Dustin Pedroia bragging about how much he's lifting (,bro.)

Daily Red Sox Links: , Rusney Castillo; Jackie Bradley

Today's links look at 's willingness to stop switch "hitting" from the right side, Jackie Bradley's relative worth on the open market and Rusney's plans over the next few weeks. ? Tweet Share on Twitter ?Share 

to experiment with hitting lefthanded vs. lefties

Boston Globe (subscription) FORT MYERS, Fla. ? says he hasn't given up being a switch-hitter, but the next few weeks will be devoted to experimenting hitting lefthanded against lefties given that his numbers have deteriorated from the right side. ?My swing is still 'Throwing A Bunch Of Darts' With Major Offensive ExperimentNESN.com Red Sox outfielder hitting lefties from the left sideBoston Herald Attempting to Abandon Switch Hitting in 2015Baseball Essential WEEI.com -Comcast SportsNet New England all 23 news articles » (17 hours ago)

decides to flip switch

Boston Herald For , nifty isn't enough when the talent stops paying off. That's exactly why this spring, he has stopped hitting from the right side and instead has gone all left, all the time. Right-handed pitcher, left-handed pitcher, doesn't matter (2 days ago)

Despite anticipating different role, brings same preparation

FORT MYERS, Fla. ? With the addition of Hanley Ramirez in left field, understands his role is going to be different this year. Nava likely won't be an Opening Day starter in 2015 the way he was in 2014, yet that won't change his preparation. Room for Nava? He'll have to earn it againComcast SportsNet New England (blog) John Farrell is pretty excited about Brock Holt and on his benchWEEI.com all 3 news articles » (1 week ago)

Red Sox outfielder hitting only left-handed this spring

"I'm definitely trying it out," Nava said. "I'm just really trying to see what becomes of it. I still have the right-hand swing; it's not in the garbage. Just knowing how the left-right splits are, I thought it would be a good shot to see with my and more » (3 days ago)

Morning Fort: Mike Napoli feels like a new man, promises not to

WEEI.com FORT MYERS, Fla. ? The Red Sox haven't even had their first full squad workout but already Mike Napoli feels like a new man. The slugger who had offseason surgery to address severe sleep apnea can feel an increase in energy and motivation when he  and more » (1 week ago)

It's the right time to hit lefty for Red Sox outfielder

BoSox Injection One of the bigger stories to come out of Fenway South at JetBlue Park yesterday was the news that has come to the decision with the Red Sox coaching staff to stop switch hitting and only hit from the left side. After hitting lefty against a (11 hours ago)

The most explosive MLB trade scenarios to watch this spring

New York Post A lot of teams probably wouldn't mind Allen Craig, Mookie Betts and as their starting outfield. For Boston that just might be its backup trio behind Hanley Ramirez, Rusney Castillo and Shane Victorino. And that still doesn't take into Red Sox Notebook: Sox, Phils won't stopBoston Herald Boston Red Sox 2015 Preview and PredictionAthlonSports.com Red Sox want consistency after four up and down yearsThe News-Press Boston Globe (subscription) -WEEI.com -ESPN (blog) all 161 news articles » (3 hours ago)

Nava-Gomez: Full Report and Photo Gallery

At light welterweight, Samuel Garibaldi (3-0-1, 2KO) pulled a slight upset over the cousin of Jackie Nava, (7-3-2, 3KO) over four rounds. Scores were 40-36 and 39-37 two times. Ensenada, Mexico's Carlos ?Chema? Ocampo (14-0, 10KO) took his  and more » (19 hours ago)

Red Sox Notebook: Nava considers giving up switch-hitting

SouthCoastToday.com FORT MYERS, Fla. ? As one Red Sox outfielder is going back to switch-hitting, another is considering giving it up. has been batting exclusively from the left-hand side so far in spring training as he places a renewed emphasis on his (3 days ago)

Hanley Ramirez driven to succeed as Red Sox left fielder

Boston Herald FORT MYERS ? Hanley Ramirez will likely be the first Red Sox left fielder to hit cleanup since Manny Ramirez in 2008. The Sox have rolled through six Opening Day left fielders since Ramirez was traded away and overall have used more than a dozen  Ramirez makes big move from shortstop to left fieldEnterprise News Ramirez going through a Monster learning curveMetroWest Daily News Red Sox spring training: Hanley Ramirez's biggest opponent will be the wall in MassLive.com Fantasy CPR all 17 news articles » (10 hours ago)

UAE wildcards Behrouzian and Al Janahi bow out

Veteran Behrouzian fared far better on Saturday than Al Janahi, who was whitewashed 0-6, 0-6 in just 33 minutes by the British fourth seed James Ward.

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It's the right time to hit lefty for Red Sox outfielder

discussed the decision to stop switch-hitting and try to hit from only the left side with the media yesterday. It's a smart move. (8 hours ago)

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decides to flip switch | Boston Herald

FORT MYERS ? Switch-hitting is a pretty nifty talent to have for any ballplayer. For , nifty isn?t enough when the talent stops paying off. That?s (2 days ago)

Definition of Daniel

Old Testament a youth who was taken into the court of Nebuchadnezzar and given divine protection when thrown into a den of lions 6th century BC; a wise and upright judge; an Old Testament book that tells of the apocalyptic visions and the experiences of Daniel in the court of Nebuchadnezzar