Dennys Reyes and Matt Albers -- who were both out of options and likely would have been lost had the Red Sox put them through waivers -- will begin the season in the bullpen.
We came into camp with extra. ... We certainly, in the back of our head, thought certainly if there's not a big separation we want to keep quantity. ... Aceves pitched well enough to make our ballclub. ... We also thought Albers pitched really well. He was so good, we didn't want to lose him. ...Starters
Reyes has more action on the ball [than Okajima]. We just want Okie to get consistency back so we're not staying away from him. He was pretty good about it. ... Dennis is our only lefty but we're certainly not going to knock Bard out in favor of a lefty. ... We're hoping Albers can give us 1-plus with that two-seamer and and pitch against righthanders and occasionally lefties and get us a ground ball.