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

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Notable Red Sox starting the season in the minor leagues

  • Wilyer Abreu (OF)
  • David Hamilton (INF)
  • Romy González (INF)
  • Lucas Luetge (LHP)
  • Chris Murphy (LHP)

Due to Rafaela outshining Abreu in spring training, he may have to spend some time in Triple-A to get his command back. David Hamilton hasn't seen any playing time this spring and he's likely to need more time to get ready before he sees the big-league roster. However, if there's another infield injury like Grissom's or like Story's issues of the past few years, we may see both Hamilton and González sooner than expected.

Luetge and Murphy both have a real chance at some playing time this year as two southpaws in a righty-heavy staff. Murphy has pitched much more successfully than Luetge this spring — they've posted 1.80 and 6.00 ERAs, respectively — so we may see Murphy first.

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