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Aaron Heilman

Whispers

The Red Sox aren't expecting Josh Beckett back until late July. He's not expected to face hitters until July 1, and manager Terry Francona says Beckett will need three rehab starts. … Interim Marlins manager Edwin Rodriguez is the first major league manager from Puerto Rico, a distinction that would have gone to the White Sox's Joey Cora if he had been hired by any of the teams with which he has interviewed. … One of Kerry Wood's problems with the Indians has been a lack of work. Manager Manny Acta plans to pitch him at least once every three games, save situation or not. … If Chipper Jones retires along with Braves manager Bobby...

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