Boston Red Sox Notes: Rotation Set, Andrew Bailey Injured

FORT MYERS, FL - MARCH 09: Manager Bobby Valentine #25 of the Boston Red Sox smiles during batting practice just before the start of the Grapefruit League Spring Training Game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at JetBlue Park on March 9, 2012 in Fort Myers, Florida. (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)

We are only a few days away from the season where the Boston Red Sox will undoubtedly be looking to take the field and forgot about their performance last season. One of the last steps before doing that is setting the MLB 25-man roster; let's take a look at news and notes around Red Sox camp...

  • The Red Sox named southpaw Felix Doubront and right-handed pitcher Daniel Bard the club's fourth and fifth starters, reports Evan Drellich of MLB.com. Alfredo Aceves, who wasn't happy with the news, will move to the bullpen.
  • The team's closer Andrew Bailey has a thumb injury, Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine told reporters (via ESPN Boston). Valentine also hinted Bailey could be headed for the disabled list. For now, though, Bailey left the club and flew north to have his thumb examined by team doctors.
  • The club is close to finalizing their 25-man roster, but -- to start the season -- catcher/designated hitter Ryan Lavarnway won't be on it, reports Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe. Lavarnway has been optioned to Class Triple-A Pawtucket.
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