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Who'll be Boston's fifth starter?

With five battling for final spot in the rotation, the Red Sox have options

Updated: March 8, 2012, 1:59 PM ET
By Jeremy Lundblad | ESPNBoston.com

In 2011, the Boston Red Sox entered the spring with a solidified rotation featuring five proven starters. It was supposed to be the backbone to the most talented team in franchise history.

Few expected a 4.49 ERA from the rotation or Kyle Weiland to be starting key games down the stretch.

The certainty of a year ago has disappeared. Injuries opened up two slots in the rotation, but salary constraints are forcing the team to go with a scrap-heap approach.

That ...

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