Pitchers and catchers have reported to Fort Myers, unofficially marking the start of Red Sox season.
The Sox have bolstered their pitching staff this offseason, particularly the bullpen following that unit’s massive struggles in 2022, but significant questions remain about the Red Sox lineup following the departures of Xander Bogaerts and J.D. Martinez. Meanwhile, Trevor Story’s elbow injury leaves the lineup short of power when it was probably already lacking pop to begin with.
On Tuesday, Alex Cora hinted that Rafael Devers would not hit second, bucking a recent trend in baseball where teams slot their best hitter in the 2-hole. This brings Boston’s lineup construction a little more into focus.