Mike Timlin will open the season on the disabled list due to the team's cautious approach to bringing him back from a left oblique strain suffered on Feb. 25. ... Timlin is due back no earlier than April 10.The Herald's Jeff Horrigan writes that "it appears" Julian Tavraez will be the closer, but there is no hint of attribution in his report. It could be simply his opinion. I'd say it's Joel Piniero, who earned a save yesterday against the Twins. Rotoworld says the Sox can now open the season with both Kyle Snyder and Manny Delcarmen.