Thursday, October 6, 2016

No Big Surprises On Red Sox 25-Man ALDS Roster

The Red Sox will be going with eleven pitchers, two catchers, eight infielders and four outfielders in their playoff tilt with the Tribe. There are no major surprises—with the possible exception of Barnes in the bullpen and Vazquez behind the plate. The latter was somewhat expected given Cleveland's proclivity to run. Here is the ALDS roster:

PITCHERS (11): Matt Barnes, Clay Buchholz, Joe Kelly, Craig Kimbrel, Drew Pomeranz, Rick Porcello, David Price, Eduardo Rodriguez, Robbie Ross Jr., Koji Uehara, Brad Ziegler.
CATCHERS (2): Sandy Leon, Christian Vazquez.
INFIELDERS (8): Xander Bogaerts, Marco Hernandez, Aaron Hill, Brock Holt, David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia, Hanley Ramirez, Travis Shaw.  
OUTFIELDERS (4): Andrew Benintendi, Mookie Betts, Jackie Bradley Jr., Chris Young.