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April 20, 2013 at 10:09 AM

Coyle, Jacobs move forward

A pair of Red Sox prospects who have shared a clubhouse for most of their professional careers are back in Salem together for a second Carolina League campaign this year, but have different outlooks on their pivotal 2013 campaigns. 

Second baseman Sean Coyle, who rebounded in the second half last season with Salem, is relishing the chance to continue that progress before advancing a level, while left fielder Brandon Jacobs is looking to put an injury-marred 2012 season behind him. 

“I don’t really take it as a negative that I’m back here (in Salem),” Coyle said. “I think Brandon takes it the same way. We have a shot to be somewhere we’re kind of comfortable and put everything aside and work on what we’re trying to do on the field.” 

Check out the full column on ESPN Boston, by Jon Meoli.