The Red Sox today set their 25-man roster for Opening Day by selecting infielder Nick Green to join the big club, Theo Epstein announced. Chris Carter also made the team as an outfielder.
The roster includes 12 pitchers, two catchers, six infielders and five outfielders. Five players (righthanders Miguel Gonzalez and John Smoltz, infielder Julio Lugo, and outfielders Mark Kotsay and Jonathan Van Every) will begin the season on the 15-day disabled list.
The Red Sox’ 2009 Opening Day Roster is as follows:
Pitchers: Josh Beckett, Manny Delcarmen, Jon Lester, Javier Lopez, Justin Masterson, Daisuke Matsuzaka, Hideki Okajima, Jonathan Papelbon, Brad Penny, Ramon Ramirez, Takashi Saito, Tim Wakefield
Catchers: George Kottaras, Jason Varitek
Infielders: Nick Green, Mike Lowell, Jed Lowrie, David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia, Kevin Youkilis
Outfielders: Rocco Baldelli, Jason Bay, Chris Carter, J.D. Drew, Jacoby Ellsbury