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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 ...

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