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"He's a little bit like Michael Brantley in the batting order. Cody, we've kind of pitched him all over, and he's very valuable because he can come in, he throws strikes, he can get swing and miss, and he competes. Especially for a young kid, the game rarely speeds up on him, and that will only get better with experience. But he's done a terrific job. He's just going to get better."
-- Francona, on reliever Cody Allen.

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View Full Game Coverage "He's a little bit like Michael Brantley in the batting order. Cody, we've kind of pitched him all over, and he's very valuable because he can come in, he throws strikes, he can get swing and miss, and he competes. Especially for a young kid, the game rarely speeds up on him, and that will only get better with experience. But he's done a terrific job. He's just going to get better."
-- Francona, on reliever Cody Allen.

Mark Emery is an associate reporter for MLB.com.

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