Notes: Makeup of 'pen to be determined

Updated: February 16, 2010, 7:26 AM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- It's subject to change, but the Red Sox are likely to begin the season with 12 pitchers, according to general manager Theo Epstein. That's the same as they opened with last season.

There may be one or two jobs open for competition in the bullpen, he said.

There would appear to be five locks for a relief spot: Jonathan Papelbon, Hideki Okajima, Daniel Bard, Ramon Ramirez, Manny Delcarmen (who is out of options). To be determined is how the Sox resolve the six-starters-into-five-slots ...

Read full story


You must be signed in to post a comment

Already have an account?


  • Long Walk To Victory
    Jackie Bradley got the big hit to finally make Chicago pay for 15 bases on balls.
  • Playing Favorites
    Scott Burnside explains why he's picking the Bruins to win the Cup.
  • Protection Priority
    Tuesday's bomb hoax served as a reminder that security is at the forefront.
  • This Is The End
    The C's ended 2013-14 with a loss, but Danny Ainge is optimistic about next year.
  • A Marathon, Indeed
    William Evans walks us through one of Boston's most harrowing weeks.