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Doubront will be on ALDS roster

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  October 3, 2013 02:51 PM

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The teams do not have to submit their rosters until tomorrow and the Red Sox won't officially reveal their 25 men until then.

But lefty Felix Doubront nodded when asked if he would be on the roster. The Sox, sources said, will send OF Jackie Bradley Jr., LHP Drake Britton, RHP Rubby De La Rosa and INF Brandon Snyder to the team complex in Florida to keep working out.

Also:

• The Rays arrived in Boston around 5 a.m. today and will not have a formal workout at Fenway Park. Joe Maddon and Matt Moore will meet with the media in a few minutes.

• Red Sox owner John Henry told WEEI his preference would have been to play Cleveland. Given the talent on the respective rosters, there's not much surprise about that.

• The Red Sox are now favored to win the World Series according to Bovada. They're 15/4 and the Dodgers are 9/2.

• The Red Sox have been taking a lot of batting practice in recent days, so David Ortiz decided to have some fun. He grabbed an aluminum bat and tried to launch a ball at the red seat in right field, the spot once reached by Ted Williams. Big Papi put on a show but fell short. “I didn’t work out,” he said. “I almost broke my back.”

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