The Red Sox announced this morning that they have optioned left-handed pitcher Roenis Elias to AAA Pawtucket. For a while, Elias was in contention (with Steven Wright) for the fifth starter slot. Despite losing that, it was thought that he would be used in middle relief. Elias (who had a 10.45 ERA this Spring) came over to The Carmine Hose (along with Carson Smith) in the deal that sent Wade Miley and Jonathan Aro to the gorgeous confines of Safeco Field. Stay tuned for the inevitable implications this move will have on the structure of the Red Sox bullpen going forward.