The Red Sox will open the regular season in the Ricoh Japan Opening Series 2008 against the Oakland A’s on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 25-26 at the Tokyo Dome with both games at 7:07 p.m. local time. For the A’s games, the Red Sox will be allowed to have a 28-man opening day roster, with 25 of those players eligible for those two games. Boston will then cut down to the normal 25-man limit when it resumes the regular season on April 1 in Oakland.
PITCHERS (13): David Aardsma, Clay Buchholz, Bryan Corey, Manny Delcarmen, Jon Lester, Javier Lopez, Daisuke Matsuzaka, Hideki Okajima, Jonathan Papelbon, Kyle Snyder, Julian Tavarez, Mike Timlin, Tim Wakefield.
CATCHERS (3): Dusty Brown, Kevin Cash*, Jason Varitek.
INFIELDERS (8): Sean Casey, Alex Cora, Mike Lowell, Jed Lowrie*, Julio Lugo, David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia, Kevin Youkilis.
OUFIELDERS (6): Coco Crisp, J.D. Drew, Jacoby Ellsbury, Bobby Kielty*, Brandon Moss, Manny Ramirez.
60-DAY DISABLED LIST (1): Curt Schilling.*Non-Roster Invitee
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