Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 3/29/13
The Red Sox are inching closer to finalizing their Opening Day roster. The big question — whether Jackie Bradley Jr. will be taking the field in the Bronx on Monday — is still unanswered, but two other players were assured spots Friday morning. Manager John Farrell said the roster will likely be finalized Sunday. Mike Carp and Daniel Nava have been told they’ve made the roster, according to several reports. While Nava gave the shorthanded Red Sox a boost throughout last season, Carp was acquired Feb. 20 in a trade with the Mariners as the Red Sox looked for depth at a couple of positions. “They just told me I’m on and told me what my role would be — left field, first base, a backup role,” he said, according to ESPN. “Get ready for the year. It’s going to be a fun year. It’s going to be a little different. I’ve always gone in being an everyday-type player — try to get as many at-bats as possible. It’s definitely going to be an adjustment period as far as that goes, but it’s not anything I don’t think I can’t handle.” Carp played four years in Seattle, batting .255 with 18 home runs. His best year was 2011, when he hit .276 with 12 dingers in 79 games before being sidelined by injuries last year. “I knew I was in a good position, especially playing first base and having the experience there,” Carp said, according to The Boston Globe. “But you never know until you get the final decision from the skipper himself. It was nice this morning to come, get pulled in the office and told. It’s a good feeling. You can have a good day and get ready for tomorrow and that flight to New York.” While Carp and Nava have a spot, Bradley was waiting it out Friday. “They haven’t given me any inclinations,” he said, according to ESPN. “Just playing the waiting game. I’ll be sitting right here in my lonely locker, just waiting.” The Red Sox open the season against the Yankees on Monday at 1 p.m. Bradley is likely to get the final outfield spot now that Boston has passed on Lyle Overbay and Ryan Sweeney.

This article first appeared on NESN.com and was syndicated with permission.

GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

NBA announces eight new awards to be voted on by fans

Report: Chiefs entertaining trade up into top 10 for Patrick Mahomes

Report: 49ers receiving interest from six teams about No. 2 pick

Report: Browns will take Myles Garrett No. 1 overall

Report: Sherman wants to be traded to Patriots

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Report: Carmelo Anthony trying to save marriage with wife La La

Report: Falcons ‘plotting a potential move up’ in first round

Yoenis Cespedes exits game with left hamstring pull

Marcus Maye declined invite to NFL draft to attend graduation

49ers GM was classmates with this top NFL Draft prospect

Colts' David Parry pleads guilty, faces three years in prison

The 'NFL Draft Day is finally upon us' quiz

Most memorable 'NFL Draft weekend drama' stories

Everything you need for the 2017 NFL Draft

Stanley Cup Playoffs: Eastern rivalries take center stage

Marshawn Lynch gives an already-spurned city hometown appeal

Box Score 4/27: Waiting for Goodell to call our name

The 10 best sports docs available for streaming

The 'Bonehead blunder that watered down the 1931 AL home run crown' quiz

Draft prospects we're most excited to see in the NFL

Stanley Cup Playoffs: The West is full of surprises

Box Score 4/26: NFL Draft eve

The 'QB or not QB? That is the question' quiz

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

The 'NFL Draft Day is finally upon us' quiz

Most memorable 'NFL Draft weekend drama' stories

Everything you need for the 2017 NFL Draft

Stanley Cup Playoffs: Eastern rivalries take center stage

Marshawn Lynch gives an already-spurned city hometown appeal

The 10 best sports docs available for streaming

The 'Bonehead blunder that watered down the 1931 AL home run crown' quiz

Draft prospects we're most excited to see in the NFL

Stanley Cup Playoffs: The West is full of surprises

How the Astros are following the Cubs' blueprint to the top

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker