Red Sox may only have one spot open in their bullpen

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Heading into the season, the one definite role the Red Sox have in the bullpen is closer Koji Uehara. Barring anything unforeseen, the other spots will go to righthanders Junichi Tazawa, Edward Mujica, and Burke Badenhop, and lefties Andrew Miller and Chris Capuano, leaving one open spot. That would normally go to lefthander Craig Breslow, who’s yet to pitch in a game this spring (he’s scheduled for a minor league appearance Monday) and likely will start the season on the disabled list.

If Breslow is unavailable, righthanders Brandon Workman and Francisco Cordero, and lefthanders Drake Britton and Tommy Layne are candidates to take that spot. Workman and Britton are on the 40-man roster. A roster spot would have to be opened for Cordero or Layne.

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