While we really already did know how the Boston Red Sox were going to open the 2013 as far as the roster went, they finally made the roster moves to set it for Monday's opener against the New York Yankees.
Here's the release from the Red Sox:
The Boston Red Sox set their 2013 Opening Day 25-man roster by making the following moves:
– Placed pitchers Craig Breslow (left shoulder tendinitis) and Franklin Morales (low back strain), and designated hitter David Ortiz (right Achilles tendinopathy) on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 22.
– Selected outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. to the active major league roster.
– Designated infielder Mauro Gomez for assignment.
Executive Vice President/General Manager Ben Cherington made the announcements.
The 2013 Opening Day roster includes 12 pitchers, two catchers, six infielders and five outfielders.
The Red Sox open their 113th season tomorrow on the road against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium beginning at 1:05 p.m. Left-handed pitcher Jon Lester will start for Boston and be opposed by New York left-hander CC Sabathia.
The Red Sox 2013 Opening Day Roster: