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Hot Stove Lunch: As New Year dawns, roster holes still exist for Red Sox

(USAToday Sports)

It's officially the New Year now and Red Sox pitchers and catchers report for spring training six weeks from today.

That's good news for baseball-starved fans stuck in wintry New England. But it's also a reminder there's still some work to do for the front office.

Even after re-signing Steve Pearce and Nathan Eovaldi -- and Carson Smith for that matter -- the roster is far for complete.

With a month and a half to go, the Sox still need to: