Okajima and Aceves optioned to Pawtucket

Okajima and Aceves optioned to Pawtucket
March 28, 2011, 3:37 pm
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Matt Albers and Dennys Reyes are in, and Hideki Okajima and Alfredo Aceves are out as the Red Sox made their final roster cuts to 25 on Monday.

Okajima, the veteran left-hander who has been a mainstay in the Boston bullpen since 2007, was optioned to Pawtucket along with Aceves, the right-hander signed after he was non-tendered by the Yankees. Albers and Reyes were both offseason pickups, and made the team based on their work in the exhibition season.

The roster:

STARTING PITCHERS (5): Jon Lester, John Lackey, Clay Buchholz, Josh Beckett and Daisuke Matsuzaka.

RELIEVERS (7): Jonathan Paplebon, Daniel Bard, Bobby Jenks, Dan Wheeler, Tim Wakefield, Dennys Reyes, and Matt Albers.

CATCHERS (2): Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Jason Varitek.

INFIELDERS (6): Adrian Gonzalez, David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia, Kevin Youkilis, Marco Scutaro, and Jed Lowrie.

OUTFIELDERS (5): Carl Crawford, Jacoby Ellsbury, J.D. Drew, Mike Cameron, and Darnell McDonald.