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5 Things the Red Sox Need to Do Before Spring Training Games Start
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John Farrell has a lot on his plate before spring training games even start.

Spring training games begin in a week, and the Red Sox still have work to do.

Boston is likely finished adding star players and major coaching personnel, but the team still has several tasks to complete before the games start on Feb. 21.

The Red Sox don’t have to figure out their rotation just yet. After Lester and Buchholz, the third, fourth and fifth spots are fair game. The order of the bottom half of the rotation will be determined during spring training.

The Red Sox also don’t have to figure out the official batting order just yet. It will evolve throughout the first weeks and vary pending on the throwing arms of the opposing pitchers.

The team has five other, more important things to worry about before spring training games start.

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