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Pedroia weighs in on pace-of-play rules

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Dustin Pedroia had a ready quip when asked about the changes Major League Baseball is implementing in terms of pace of play.

"My kids go to bed at 8, so I’m not in a rush," the Red Sox second baseman said. "I don’t make the rules, I don’t break them. So that’s where I’m at."

New Red Sox catcher Ryan Hanigan was asked whether he feels compassion for the umpires who will have to ask David Ortiz to keep one foot in the batter’s box.

"Honestly, that’s a good question," he said. "That’s going to be a tough thing for those guys to enforce. Those guys are always telling us to try to keep things going. I don’t think [hitters] are intentionally trying to slow things down, but now the [umpires] obviously will have more responsibility, and gives them more power in the game."