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Tue, 03/31/2009 - 10:00am  

UPDATE: Carter, Green to make team

The Red Sox have informed outfielder Chris Carter and infielder Nick Green that, as things currently stand, they will make the Opening Day 25-man roster. Though the situation could change if the team acquires a player from another organization, both appear likely to be in Boston for the April 6 opener against Tampa Bay.
The 26-year-old Carter is hitting .359 with six home runs this spring. He beats out Jeff Bailey (who has cleaned out his locker in major-league camp), who has also had a good spring, hitting .356.Carter assumes the backup first baseman/outfield role that had been earmarked for Mark Kotsay, who is likely out until the beginning of May following back surgery.
Green will take the opening as a backup middle infielder that had been created when Julio Lugo had to undergo surgery on the torn meniscus in his knee. Green is hitting .345 with a .415 OBP and .500 slugging mark this spring.




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