Many players have already begun to arrive at JetBlue Park in Fort Myers, Florida -which means baseball season is right around the corner.
The Red Sox finished last in the AL East for the third time in four years last season, and the organization brought on Dave Dombrowski as the president of baseball operations at the end of the season. Dombrowskigot right down to business.
The new bossmade a few key moves this past offseason, bringing some big-name players to Boston. Here is a look at three of them and what to expect from them this season:
David Price -- Price is the No. 1 starter the Red Sox have been in search of since Jon Lester was traded. Price is familiar with the AL East and has had a great deal of success in the division, which was one of the biggest reasons why he was at the top of the Red Sox' priority list.
Price's numbers at Fenway Park over the years have been outstanding. In 11 starts at Fenway, Price is 6-1 with a 1.95 ERA, the lowest at any ballpark in the league where he has more than one start at. Price will be a huge influence not only on the mound, but by the way he leads the staff and the rest of the team.
Craig Kimbrel -- With Koji Uehara turning 41-years-old at the beginning of April, the Red Sox needed to go out and get a proven closer and they certainly did in trading for Kimbrel. The 27-year-old has had at least 39 saves in five straight seasons, making him one of the best closers in baseball.
The Red Sox' bullpen was a major issue last year and Dombrowskihas already done plenty to help solve the problem. Boston's bullpen could actually be one of the best in the game this season.
Chris Young – It was thought Young wanted to play every day, but instead the Red Sox now have arguably the best fourth outfielder in baseball, which is a good thing to have when the team will have one of the youngest outfields in the game with Jackie Bradley Jr., Mookie Betts and Rusney Castillo. Young will provide a solid option for when one of the three need a down day, or are going through a tough stretch.
The former Yankee brings 10 years of experience to the team and is coming off a year where he hit .252 with 14 home runs and 42 RBIs. The right-handed hitter could see the bulk of his playing time against left-handers and could put up some pretty good numbers with the Green Monster hanging over Fenway in left field.