Red Sox rookie shortstop Jose Iglesias began working out with veteran Boston second baseman Dustin Pedroia in Arizona this week.

“Well, I think any time a young player can be around Pedroia that’s a benefit to the young player,” Red Sox GM Ben Cherington said today. “And obviously those guys have gotten to know each other a little bit from playing, and the guy Pedey’s playing with at shortstop is important to him. He wants to know that guy’s style and tendencies, and he cares about it. Pedroia cares about the team. He cares about the guys that he’s playing with and he wants to help young players understand what it takes to play here and do well. So that was important to Pedroia, and I’m sure Iglesias will get something out of it.”

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