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Hot Stove Lunch: Sox relief roles could eventually be filled from minors

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At some point, it's likely the Red Sox will find themselves some established late-inning bullpen options on the free-agent market. It's unlikely Craig Kimbrel will return -- though that can't be completely ruled out if a market doesn't materialize for him -- but the Sox will need somebody with a proven track record to help them close out games. Maybe it will be David Robertson or Kelvin Herrera.

But once those slots are filled, Boston could have some depth in its minor-league system which could prove useful at some point in 2019.