It's still possible the Red Sox could add a reliever (or two) from what's left on the free agent market.
But it's not out of the realm of possibility the Red Sox could go to spring training in another three weeks without adding to the core of relievers presently on the roster and in the organization.
The Sox have watched a slew of free agents sign elsewhere, including Adam Ottavino with the Yankees Thursday. Earlier, Andrew Miller, David Robertson, Jeurys Familia, Zach Britton and others signed deals. Each time, the Sox weren't involved.
And president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski has repeatedly said he doesn't expect the Sox to make a "big expenditure'' when it comes to spending on their bullpen.
Further, when asked about the makeup of the bullpen, Dombrowski listed a half-dozen or so relievers on the current roster and touted their accomplishments and potential.