Spring Training '19

Red Sox Notes: He may be a longshot, but Darwinzon Hernandez still in contention for bullpen spot

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Could Darwinzon Hernandez somehow find a spot on the Red Sox Opening Day roster?

Alex Cora wouldn't rule that out, especially with the possibility of the club taking 13 pitchers if it's determined that Dustin Pedroia isn't ready to start the season.

"I think he's in the running, yeah,'' said Cora. "He's impressed people, obviously, with his stuff. We know what he needs to do to be a starter, but the way he's throwing the ball and going after guys, he's been good. He's been working on a few things delivery-wise and stuff-wise.

"We don't rule out anything right now. Everybody who is (still) here has a shot.''