During their meeting with the media, owner John Henry and Tom Werner had the following light-hearted exchange about the closer spot:
Werner: “Well, we don’t have one today, but hopefully we’ll have one soon.”
Henry: “I thought we had one today.”
Werner: “Well, you said we did.”
Henry: “We do have one, I guess we just can’t tell you who that is. It hasn’t been announced? No closer has been announced? … You can’t always believe what you hear.”
You hear the rest of Henry and Werner’s press conference here.
Separately, in an interview with the Globe’s Gordon Edes that will air on NESN tomorrow night, Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein said that Jonathan Papelbon remained among the team’s many options at closer.