Pitchers & Catchers Report to Ft. Myers

Saturday, March 30, 2013

The Bradley Era Is About To Begin

The Red Sox have made their decision, and Jackie Bradley Jr. will open the 2013 season in a Boston Red Sox uniform when they take the field Monday in New York.

I honestly believe that Bradley should begin the season at Pawtucket, but I don't get paid to make those decisions. He will most likely be in the Opening Day lineup in left field and bat eighth.

David Ortiz will open the season on the DL, and Daniel Bard and Ryan Larvarnway were both sent down to the minors. MIke Carp and Daniel Nava both made the roster as backup 1B/OF.

Here is the Opening Day Red Sox roster:

Pitchers: Jon Lester, Clay Buchholz, Ryan Dempster, John Lackey, Felix Doubront, Joel Hanrahan, Andrew Bailey, Junichi Tazawa, Koji Uehara, Andrew Miller, Alfredo Aceves, Clayton Mortensen.

Position Players: Jarrod Saltalamacchia, David Ross, Mike Napoli, Dustin Pedroia, Jose Iglesias, Will Middlebrooks, Pedro Ciriaco, Jacoby Ellsbury, Jonny Gomes, Shane Victorino, Jackie Bradley Jr., Mike Carp, Daniel Nava.

On the DL: David Ortiz, Stephen Drew, Craig Breslow, Franklin Morales, Ryan Kalish.

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