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McAdam: Jeter Downs on The Trade, a family reunion and the ‘other’ Jeter

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FORT MYERS, Fla. -- To suggest it has been a whirlwind week for infielder Jeter Downs would be a great understatement.

Downs was readying to fly from his winter training base near Miami to report to the Los Angeles Dodgers spring training home in Arizona when he got a call from the Dodgers, notifying him that he had included in the mega-deal with the Red Sox which sent Mookie Betts and David Price to L.A.

That would be upheaval enough for any young player, but when your first name is Jeter and you've been dealt to the Boston Red Sox, well...

"Obviously, I've been getting bombarded with this whole 'name thing,'" said Downs. "It's pretty cool.

Ah, yes. The "name thing."