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“To be considered one of the oldest guys on the team is not the best,” De Rosario said with a laugh. “You see these guys calling me Grandpa and stuff. But in all seriousness, it’s a mutual thing. We have a lot of respect for each other, and I try to share a lot of advice and experience with them.

“Even with the coaching staff, Ben’s given that trust. He really wants me to help with the younger guys, keep them inspired, keep them motivated and keep them working hard.”