Pedroia: Many reasons why I'm playing with a broken finger

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Pedroia: Many reasons why I'm playing with a broken finger

NEW YORK -- It's a straightforward question: Why play the last two meaningless games of a lost season -- in the rain, no less -- with a broken finger?

For Dustin Pedroia, it's a complex answer.

"I want to play, I want to be out there for the guys," Pedroia said Tuesday in the Red Sox clubhouse at Yankee Stadium after it was announced he would be back in the lineup. "Yesterday was tough; we got our butts kicked (a 10-2 loss)."

"We're playing to win. Nobody's packing it in. We've got two more games."

But there's more to it than that. Part of it is part of being a team leader:

"We have a lot of young guys on our team. Sometimes you get nicked up; it's part of the job. Younger teammates know I'm going to be out there and they should be out there, too, if it happens to them."

And part of it is personal:

"I like playing, man, it's fun. I get to compete for two more games then sit around for six more months before I can do it again."

Chris Sale and David Price discuss golfing and video gaming together

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Chris Sale and David Price discuss golfing and video gaming together

Trenni Kusnierek sits down for a couple of interviews at Spring Training in Fort Myers, FL. 

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First up, President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski talks about "winning the winter", and filling the leadership void left by David Ortiz.

Also, Dombrowski's two biggest acquisitions during his tenure with Boston , Chris Sale and David Price, discuss expectations for the rotation, and getting to know each other off the field.