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Red Sox Notebook: Alex Cora mum on closer choices for now

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FORT MYERS, Fla. -- With a vacancy in the ninth inning, it would seem the Red Sox have two choices to replace Craig Kimbrel as their closer -- Ryan Brasier or Matt Barnes.

Those were the two names cited by Dave Dombrowski last November when he first was asked about the 2019 bullpen. And more than three months later, with no free agent relievers added on major league deals, it would appear to be the same scenario.

But manager Alex Cora isn't ready to concede -- or announce -- anything.