Rusney Castillo and Jackie Bradley Jr will start the year at Triple-A Pawtucket. Red Sox officials gave the outfielders the news late yesterday but it could not have come as a surprise to either guy.

While both Castillo and Bradley had very good training camps, both had team options to send to the minors. Shane VIctorino, Daniel Nava and Allen Craig did not.

Manager John Farrell said the conversations were tough but both players understood the situation

Sox general manager Ben Cherington talks about the decision and also talks about the Christian Vazquez injury...