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Red Sox announce travel roster for Japan

Posted by Gary Dzen, Boston.com Staff  March 18, 2008 05:34 PM

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The Red Sox today announced their 30-man travel roster for the two exhibition games the team is playing in Tokyo March 22 and 23.

The Red Sox also will open the regular season in Japan, with games against the Oakland As on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 25 and 26. For the As 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.

Here is the complete 30-man travel roster for the Japan trip:

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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