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Red Sox’ bench is far from being set

FORT MYERS, Fla. — The process of picking the players who will make up their bench became a little more complicated for the Red Sox once it became evident that designated hitter David Ortiz would start the season on the disabled list.

The Red Sox are planning to rotate players as the DH, and manager John Farrell will try different combinations of players in his lineup. That will require more versatility off the bench.

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