Red Sox 2024 Opening Day roster projection 1.0: Star addition for rotation arrives

2024 Boston Red Sox Spring Training
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Red Sox Opening Day bullpen

  • Tanner Houck
  • Garrett Whitlock
  • Brennan Bernardino
  • Josh Winckowski
  • Kenley Jansen
  • Chris Martin
  • Isaiah Campbell
  • Bryan Mata

With Montgomery holding a spot in the starting rotation for this projection, Tanner Houck is sent to the bullpen. Boston is down one dominant bullpen arm after trading John Schreiber to the Royals and Houck would fill his spot nicely.

The Red Sox bullpen is frightfully short on lefties, and some southpaws may make an impression at spring training. Newly acquired veteran Lucas Luetge or Chris Murphy could crack the roster to provide lefty relief.

Trade rumors have circulated about Chris Martin and Kenley Jansen, both of whom remain on the team for the time being. Their experience will be much needed at the back end of the 'pen. Later in the season, new acquisition Liam Hendriks will join them when he's recovered from Tommy John surgery. Can't wait.