At this point, the process by which the Red Sox will choose their 25-man roster for the American League Division Series is a bit like the NCAA Tournament selection committee: virtually every day, the choices evolve and are constantly being updated.
Health status, performance, changing roles – they all enter into the equation.
The Red Sox front office, manager and coaching staff spent Tuesday morning and afternoon discussing their thoughts. There will be several more gatherings before the final roster is established.
As of today, the Red Sox would be the No. 3 seed in the AL and matched up against the Houston Astros, although Houston is still within striking distance of the top-seeded Cleveland Indians.
Here’s a look at where things stand with the Red Sox roster with just over a week to go: