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John Farrell won’t have last word on Red Sox roster

SARASOTA, Fla. — It’s understood that there are all sorts of factors in coming up with the Opening Day roster. Anything from young players who have to be put on the 40-man roster, to players who are out of minor league options, to players with opt-outs, and to adjustments that have to be made because of injuries.

However, what’s become increasingly noticeable in major league baseball is how rare it is that the manager, the person who has to deal with the players for 162 games, gets to pick the 25 players on the roster.

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