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Ex-Twin Punto, now with World Series ring, signed by Red Sox

Published 12/15/2011, AP Sports Writer

The Boston Red Sox traded for pitcher Mark Melancon, the former Houston Astros reliever, and signed former St. Louis Cardinals infielder Nick Punto as a free agent. General manager Ben Cherington said today that Punto, who played with the Minnesota Twins for much of the 2000s, "understands his role on a winning team."

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