Red Sox Unveil ALDS Roster, Line-up
Hours before the start of the 2017 ALDS match-up with the Houston Astros, the Red Sox have finally announced their playoff roster for the series.
The Sox will have just 11 pitchers and 14 position players, including two catchers, eight infielders, and four outfielders. Eduardo Nunez and Dustin Pedroia, who were both dealing with injuries late in the regular season, were each included on to the final roster.
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Notable absences from the final edition of the roster were outfielder Chris Young, along with relievers Brandon Workman and Matt Barnes missing from the bullpen.
John Farrell also announced his Game 1 line-up before the game as well that will have Nunez in the DH spot over Hanley Ramirez.
The first game of the ALDS will be this afternoon at 4:00 p.m. from Houston and will feature Chris Sale making his post-season debut versus Justin Verlander.
GAME ONE LINE-UP
1 – Xander Bogaerts, SS
2 – Eduardo Nunez, DH
3 – Andrew Benintendi, LF
4 – Mookie Betts, RF
5 – Mitch Moreland, 1B
6 – Dustin Pedroia, 2B
7 – Rafael Devers, 3B
8 – Sandy Leon, C
9 – Jackie Bradley Jr, CF
SP – Chris Sale
2017 RED SOX ALDS ROSTER
PITCHERS: Doug Fister, Joe Kelly, Craig Kimbrel, Austin Maddox, Drew Pomeranz, Rick Porcello, David Price, Addison Reed, Eduardo Rodriguez, Chris Sale, and Carson Smith
CATCHERS: Sandy Leon and Christian Vazquez
INFIELDERS: Xander Bogaerts, Rafael Devers, Brock Holt, Deven Marrero, Mitch Moreland, Eduardo Nunez, Dustin Pedroia, and Hanley Ramirez
OUTFIELDERS: Andrew Benintendi, Mookie Betts, Jackie Bradley Jr, and Rajah Davis