Red Sox Opening Day roster projection 2.0: Giolito, Grissom injuries shake things up

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Red Sox Opening Day bullpen

  • Garrett Whitlock
  • Brennan Bernardino
  • Chris Martin
  • Kenley Jansen
  • Josh Winckowski
  • Isaiah Campbell
  • Justin Slaten
  • Greg Weissert

With Houck and Criswell breaking the starting rotation, there's room for two new additions to the bullpen.

Justin Slaten has been turning heads at spring training and has a real shot to make the roster. This spring training, he's made four appearances and he's posted a 0.00 ERA. In his four innings of work, he's allowed two hits and racked up four strikeouts without a walk.

Greg Weissert arrived in Boston from the New York Yankees this winter as part of the Alex Verdugo trade. He's also logged a 0.00 ERA with four strikeouts in the Grapefruit League this spring, and he has some big-league experience to compare that to. In 29 games with the Red Sox's arch-rival, Weissert registered a 4.60 ERA and 33 strikeouts over 33.1 innings.

Boston's bullpen is quite low on lefties, so some southpaws may have a shot to crack the 'pen, like Chris Murphy or Lucas Luetge.