The Sox are thinking about moving Dustin Pedroia to short

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And he’s into the idea:

“They’ve asked me if I think I could play shortstop,” Pedroia says.
“They’ve put it out there and I’ve told them I’m all for it. I can do
it. I can’t wait for Tito [Terry Francona] to call me and ask, ‘Can you
do it?’ I can do it. I really want to do it.”

Pedroia was a shortstop at Arizona State and played a bit of short in the minors, but he was bumped off the position by Hanley Ramirez in the Sox system — himself no great defensive shakes — and has only played six games at short in the majors.  Moving to the left on the defensive spectrum is a tough nut to crack, and the odds don’t favor success.

But it’s worth a try, right? I mean, it’s way easier to find a decent second baseman out on the market than a shortstop.

(Thanks to Jason at IIATMS for the heads up.)