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5 Boston Red Sox Players To Watch In September

5 Boston Red Sox Players To Watch In September

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The Boston Red Sox have little to play for in the 2014 season's final month, with the team 59-75 and out of the playoff hunt. That said, there's plenty of reason to watch, in anticipation in what could be another turnaround campaign in 2015. Here's five players to watch in September.

5. Mookie Betts

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5. Mookie Betts

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Since being called up for a third time last week, Betts has looked very good playing everyday and getting consistent at-bats. If he keeps it up, the 21-year-old could work his way into the 2015 plans.

4. Allen Craig

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4. Allen Craig

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Craig will likely need a full offseason to get back to 100 percent, but September will be a telling month as to which direction the Sox will be going with the 30-year-old.

3. Will Middlebrooks

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3. Will Middlebrooks

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The way he finished the 2013 regular season was what ultimately gave Middlebrooks a chance in 2014. The way he finishes this campaign could be the deciding factor to whether or not he gets another shot in 2015.

2. Clay Buchholz

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2. Clay Buchholz

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Buchholz will be in the Red Sox 2015 rotation regardless of what happens in the next month. But a good string of outing in September from Buchholz should have fans feeling better about the rotation going into 2015.

1. Rusney Castillo

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1. Rusney Castillo

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Castillo, just signed to a seven-year, 72.5 million deal in August, remains a mystery to many. If he gets playing time with the big club in September, it will clear the air on the type of player he is.