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Red Sox catcher Rich Gedman, one of...

Red Sox catcher Rich Gedman, one of 13 major league baseball players granted immediate free agency by an arbitrator’s ruling Monday, said he wants to remain in Boston but will make sure he gets a fair deal.

“There’s no question in my mind that this is where I want to play,” Gedman, a native of Worcester, Mass., said. “This is where I belong. But sometimes they use that against you, and I don’t want them to think I’m easy pickings.”

The players’ freedom stemmed from a collusion grievance won by the players’ union against major league owners.


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