A familiar face was back in Fort Myers on Tuesday.
Former Red Sox shortstop Mike Aviles returned to JetBlue Park as a member of Team Puerto Rico, which dropped a 4-3 decision to the Sox in a World Baseball Classic tune-up. Aviles has had a tumultuous offseason, first being traded to Toronto in exchange for manager John Farrell (a deal that he called “weird”) before being shipped to Cleveland, where he now plays for Terry Francona — his former skipper in Boston.
The shortstop took some time to joke around with Dustin Pedroia and Will Middlebrooks before going 2-for-4 in the contest. Check out more from the reunion in the video above.