Sox set roster; 9 on DL ($59.27M)

April, 4, 2012
DETROIT -- The Red Sox submitted their 25-man Opening Day roster by Wednesday's 5 p.m. deadline, placing three players -- closer Andrew Bailey (thumb), reliever Chris Carpenter (elbow) and Ryan Kalish (neck, shoulder) -- on the 60-day disabled list.

By doing so, the Sox opened room on the 40-man major league roster for three nonroster pitchers: Scott Atchison, Vicente Padilla and Justin Thomas, all of whom will be on the 25-man roster in Detroit.

Four players were also placed on the 15-day DL, retroactive to March 26: reliever Rich Hill, pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka, pitcher Andrew Miller, and outfielder Carl Crawford.

Two players, reliever Bobby Jenks and pitcher John Lackey, were already on the 60-day DL. The nine players on the DL are being paid $59.27 million this season.

Here is the Opening Day roster for the Sox:

Pitchers (13): Scott Atchison, Alfredo Aceves, Matt Albers, Daniel Bard, Josh Beckett, Michael Bowden, Clay Buchholz, Felix Doubront, Jon Lester, Mark Melancon, Franklin Morales, Vicente Padilla, Justin Thomas.

Catchers (2); Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Kelly Shoppach.

Infielders (6): Mike Aviles, Adrian Gonzalez, David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia, Nick Punto, Kevin Youkilis

Outfielders (4): Jacoby Ellsbury, Darnell McDonald, Cody Ross, Ryan Sweeney

Gordon Edes

ESPN Staff Writer



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