Nothing is official yet according to Sox executives, but the team may lose only two major leaguers to the World Baseball Classic, which starts March 2.
Shane Victorino (Team USA) and Alfredo Aceves (Mexico) are under consideration. Several minor league players, including top prospect Xander Bogaerts, could play for their national teams.
Bogaerts, who is from Aruba, would play for the Netherlands.
Dustin Pedroia and David Ortiz, who are coming off injuries, are not expected to play.