2008 ALCS: Timlin added to the bullpen


It was a short ride for Gil Velazquez. The Red Sox announced today that they have added Mike Timlin to the postseason roster, making it 11 pitchers and 14 position players:

Catchers (3): Jason Varitek, Kevin Cash, David Ross

Infielders (5): Kevin Youkilis, Dustin Pedroia, Jed Lowrie, Mark Kotsay, Alex Cora

Outfielders (4): J.D. Drew, Jacoby Ellsbury, Jason Bay, Coco Crisp

Starters (4): Josh Beckett, Jon Lester, Daisuke Matsuzaka, Tim Wakefield

Relievers (7): Jonathan Papelbon, Hideki Okajima, Justin Masterson, Manny Delcarmen, Javier Lopez, Mike Timlin, Paul Byrd

Three catchers is slightly risky, considering the depleted infield/outfield depth, but having Wakefield on the roster means Cash must be there. Lowrie can play over at third in the case of an injury to Kotsay or Youkilis, and in a real pinch, Cash can play at third. Kotsay is, of course, a superb outfielder too, in case we need someone out there.

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