Red Sox Roster Set For ALDS; Doubront In, Thornton, Bradley Jr. Out
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BOSTON (CBS) – The Boston Red Sox’ 25-man roster for their American League Division Series with the Tampa Bay Rays is set.
As John Farrell said earlier this week he went with 11 pitchers on the roster, with Felix Doubront edging out Matt Thornton for the final spot.
Rookie Jackie Bradley Jr. was left off the roster in favor of speedy outfielder Quinton Berry.
Bradley Jr. will now head to Boston’s Spring Training facilities in Fort Myers, Florida, along with pitchers Drake Britton and Rubby De La Rosa and infielder Brandon Snyder, to stay fresh in case their services are needed later during the postseason.
Here is the Red Sox’ ALDS roster:
PITCHERS (11): Craig Breslow, Clay Buchholz, Ryan Dempster, Felix Doubront, Jake Peavy, John Lackey, Jon Lester, Franklin Morales, Junichi Tazawa, Koji Uehara, Brandon Workman.
CATCHERS (2): David Ross, Jarrod Saltalamacchia.
INFIELDERS (6): Xander Bogaerts, Stephen Drew, Will Middlebrooks, Mike Napoli, David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia.
OUTFIELDERS (6): Quintin Berry, Mike Carp, Jacoby Ellsbury, Jonny Gomes, Daniel Nava, Shane Victorino.
Farrell said he would like to get David Ross behind the plate during the series, likely in Saturday’s Game 2.
The ALDS gets underway Friday afternoon at Fenway Park, with Jon Lester getting the start for Boston.