With Opening Day looming just over two weeks away, here’s our best guess of who makes the Boston Red Sox 25-man roster to start the 2018 seasons.
Time is running out for players in camp to state their case for making the Boston Red Sox 25-man roster. Many of the names the team will carry with them for Opening Day are fairly obvious but a few spots are still up for grabs.
The Red Sox have already optioned several players to Triple-A Pawtucket or re-assigned them to minor league camp. None were serious threats to break camp with the big league team. More cuts will follow as the team narrows down their roster to the 25 players they plan to open the season with.
Health will play a significant role. Several players we might expect to be on the roster may not be ready by Opening Day. Some roster decisions may come down to the wire due to ongoing position battles or lingering availability questions for those recovering from injury.
There is just over to weeks to go before Opening Day on March 29. These are the 25 players I predict will be on the roster when the Red Sox open the season against the Tampa Bay Rays.