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January 24, 2014

Red Sox beards going, going, Gomes

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— David Ross, good guy award.

— Craig Breslow, Tim Wakefield Award for a Red Sox unsung hero.

— Xander Bogaerts, the minor league player of the year.

— Jose Iglesias, Red Sox rookie of the year.

— Bill Ballou of the Worcester Telegram, the Dave O’Hara Award for his service to the chapter.

Farrell was selected manager of the year and Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington was the organization’s executive of the year after guiding the team from worst to first.

Working toward next season, Cherington gave oft-injured outfielder Grady Sizemore a $750,000, one-year contract this week.

The three-time All-Star has not played since 2011. Sizemore, 31, is a .269 career hitter with 139 homers and 458 RBIs.

“Everyone knows who he was in his prime,” Cherington said. “That player fits on any team.”

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