Red Sox purchase Reyes' contract


Red Sox purchase Reyes' contract

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The Red Sox announced Saturday afternoon that they have purchased the contract of left-handed reliever Dennys Reyes, clearing the way for Reyes to earn a spot on the Opening Day roster.

To make room on the 40-player roster, the Sox placed pitcher Junichi Tazawa, who is recovering from Tommy John surgery, on the 60-day disabled list.

Assuming Tim Wakefield is assured a spot, the Red Sox, with Reyes on board, have six of their seven bullpen slots taken -- Wakefield, Reyes, Dan Wheeler, Bobby Jenks, Daniel Bard and Jonathan Papelbon.

That leaves three pitchers -- Hideki Okajima, Alfredo Aceves and Matt Albers -- in competition for the final position.

Both Okajima and Aceves have minor-league options remaining in their contract, meaning they could be sent to Pawtucket. Albers does not; to be sent to the minors, he would have to clear waivers.

WORLD SERIES: Kluber and Perez lead Indians to 6-0 win over Cubs in Game 1


WORLD SERIES: Kluber and Perez lead Indians to 6-0 win over Cubs in Game 1

CLEVELAND - Corey Kluber got the Cleveland Indians off to a striking start and Roberto Perez put away Chicago in the Cubs' first World Series game since 1945.

Kluber dominated into the seventh inning, Perez homered twice and the Indians beat the Cubs 6-0 in the opener Tuesday night. AL Championship Series MVP Andrew Miller escaped a bases-loaded, no-out jam in the seventh and got out of trouble in the eighth, preserving a three-run lead.

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