Will things change for the Boston Red Sox in 2013? Only time will tell, but it won't take much to improve on what was a disastrous 2012.
The Red Sox do have some significant bats in their lineup with David Ortiz, Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Dustin Pedroia, and Jacoby Ellsbury all back in 2013. New to the team this year is Shane Victorino who signed a three-year deal in the offseason after having played with the Philadelphia Phillies for the past eight seasons and the Dodgers briefly in 2012. The pitching staff is anchored by Clay Buchholz and Jon Lester with the hopes that John Lackey will return from Tommy John surgery this season and be productive again. In the offseason the Sox signed Ryan Dempster to bolster the starting rotation as well.
Rubby De La Rosa
Boston Red Sox New Players 2013
In the offseason, the Red Sox have added Shane Victorino, Mike Napoli, Ryan Dempster and Joel Hanrahan to bolster their lineup and pitching staff.
Boston Red Sox Starting Lineup 2013
2013 Projected Starting Lineup (subject to change)
Jacoby Ellsbury OF
Shane Victorino OF
Dustin Pedroia 2B
David Ortiz DH
Mike Napoli 1B
Will Middlebrooks 3B
Stephen Drew SS
Jonny Gomes OF
Jarrod Saltalamacchia C
2013 Projected Starting Pitching Rotation (subject to change)