These are the tentative rosters the Red Sox e-mailed over yesterday.
Pitchers: Randor Bierd, Michael Bowden, Fernando Cabrera, Fabio Castro, Alan Embree, Kris Johnson, T.J. Large, Robert Manuel, Adam Mills, Joe Nelson, Chad Paronto, Ramon A. Ramirez, Dustin Richardson.
Catchers: Dusty Brown, Gustavo Molina, Mark Wagner.
Infielders: Aaron Bates, Kevin Frandsen, Tug Hulett, Jorge Jimenez, Ryan Khoury, Angel Sanchez.
Outfielders: Bubba Bell, Darnell McDonald, Daniel Nava, Josh Reddick.
Manager: Torey Lovullo. Pitching coach: Rich Sauveur. Hitting coach: Gerald Perry.
Tickets/Schedule: Go to PawSox.com.
Breakdown: Major League rehabs Boof Bonser and Daisuke Matsuzaka are also with the Pawsox for several weeks. As is typical for AAA, this is an older team with a lot of big-league experience. You'll see plenty of these guys with the Red Sox over the course of the year. The PawSox should have a better team than last year and will be interesting to watch.
Pitchers: Robert Coello, Bryce Cox, Andrew Dobies, Felix Doubront, Stephen Fife, Tommy Hottovy, Casey Kelly, Ryne Lawson, Ryne Miller, Eammon Portice, Jason Rice, Kyle Weiland.
Catchers: Juan Apodaca, Luis Exposito, Jon Still.
Infielders: Lars Anderson, Ray Chang, Jose Iglesias, Yamaico Navarro, Nate Spears
Outfielders: Chih-Hsien Chiang, Ryan Kalish, Che-Hsuan Lin, Jason Place, Matt Sheely.
Manager: Arnie Beyeler. Ptching coach: Bob Kipper. Hitting coach: Dave Joppie.
Tickets/Schedule: Go to Seadogs.com.
Breakdown: Do yourself a favor, go see this team play because there are a lot of players on this roster who could be important members of the Red Sox in the next 12-24 months. This is probably one of the more talent-laden teams the Red Sox have had in years. Kelly, Iglesias, Kalish, Exposito, Lin, Navarro, Weiland and Doubront were all in big-league camp and looked good.
HIGH A SALEM
Pitchers: Caleb Clay, Kyle Fernandes, Mitch Herold, Brock Huntzinger, Jeremy Kehrt, William Latimer, Michael Lee, Blake Maxwell, Stolmy Pimentel, Fabian Williamson, Alex Wilson.
Catchers: Tim Federowicz, Ryan Lavarnway, Will Vazquez.
Infielders: Ryan Dent, Drew Hedman, Jon Hee, Will Middlebrooks, Anthony Rizzo,Oscar Tejada.
Outfielders: Mitch Dening, Alex Hassan, Peter Hissey, David Mailman.
Manager: Kevin Boles. Pitching coach: Dick Such. Hitting coach: Carlos Feebles.
Tickets/schedule: So to the Salem web site.
Breakdown: Lots of prospects here, too. Pimental is a fast-rising starter. Federowicz got caught in a numbers crunch and could be in Portland before the year is out. Rizzo is a solid prospect at first base and Middlebrooks has a lot of fans in the front office.
LOW A GREENVILLE
Pitchers: Anatanaer Batista, Drake Britton, Cesar Cabral, Yeiper Castillo, Jordan Flasher, Roman Mendez, Dennis Neuman, Pedro Perez, Ryan Pressly, Manuel Rivera, Pete Ruiz, Kendal Volz.
Catchers: Dan Butler, Mike Thomas, Will Vazquez.
Infielders: Mike Almanzar, Zach Gentile, Derrik Gibson, Chris McGuiness, Ken Roque, Luis Segovia.
Outfielders: Ronald Bermudez, Rey Fuentes, Jeremy Hazelbaker, Wilfred Pichardo, Shannon Wilkerson.
Manager: Billy McMillon. Pitching coach: Kevin Walker. Hitting coach: Luis Lopez.
Schedule/Tickets: Go to the Greenville Drive web site.
Breakdown: Lots of familiar names from Lowell on this roster. Fuentes is a former first-round pick.
If you don't see a particular player on this list, odds are he is injured, was released or is waiting in extended spring before being assigned to Lowell or the GCL team. If there is a particularly prominent prospect you're curious about, drop me an e-mail and I'll see what I can find out.