3 Red Sox players who won't be on the roster by July 1

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3) Red Sox player who won't be on the roster by July 1: Joe Jacques

While Kaleb Ort is a reliever with options who hasn't shown much of a reason for him to still be on the roster, Joe Jacques is another reliever with options who hasn't been awful.

He's only made four appearances. Two of them have been solid including two scoreless innings against the Rockies. The other two weren't as great. Overall, the ERA looks solid as he's allowed just one earned run in 4.1 innings of work.

The left-hander doesn't exactly deserve to go down since he hasn't gotten much of a chance at the big league level, but again, that's how things work with relievers who have options.

The only other relievers on the roster right now with options are Josh Winckowski, Brennan Bernardino, Justin Garza, and the aforementioned Ort. Winckowski and Bernardino aren't going anywhere, and Garza has seemingly earned his spot as well. That leaves Jacques as the odd-man out.

I think it'd be nice to have a second lefty in the bullpen long-term, but nothing from this starting rotation has shown me that the relievers will be rested enough so someone like Jacques won't have to go up and down from the minors.

Boston should also potentially be looking for an upgrade to the bullpen if the team is competitive, which once again leaves Jacques' spot in danger.

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