Red Sox Opening Day roster projection 3.0: Bello starts, Rafaela flexes versatility

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Red Sox Opening Day Bullpen:

  • Greg Weissert
  • Brennan Bernardino
  • Justin Slaten
  • Isaiah Campbell
  • Cooper Criswell
  • Josh Winckowski
  • Chris Martin
  • Kenley Jansen

No surprises on the back end unless Craig Breslow decides to trade Jansen or Martin at some point soon, which is unlikely at this point, especially because both are dealing with injuries. Jansen's back tightness may impact his ability to play on Opening Day, but a veteran such as he should only require a few appearances to get ready for the season.

New addition Greg Weissert has flashed some ++ stuff this spring. Weissert's sinker-slider-sweeper combination has some crazy horizontal movement — he could end up being an improvement over John Schreiber for the Sox. Justin Slaten also seems like a lock, as he's out of waiver options and Breslow will want to retain the asset.