Red Sox manager Cora won't name a closer

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The Boston Red Sox‘s biggest question mark of the offseason was who they were going to use as a closer after Craig Kimbrel left in free agency.

On the eve of Opening Day, Red Sox manager Alex Cora declined to answer the question, saying people will find out soon enough.

The Red Sox weren’t going to let their star lefty get away. But they spent way too much and are taking on a ton of risk.

They aren’t rookies, but these hitters and pitchers are primed to bust out and deliver bigger results in the new season.

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“I’m not going to name a closer. I’ve been saying it all along,” Cora told reporters in Seattle on Wednesday. “I don’t think there’s a structure or a script you have to follow.

“Tomorrow, people will see what we’re going to do. I feel fine. I’m OK with it.”

The Red Sox open defense of their World Series title in Seattle on Thursday, with newly extended ace Chris Sale getting the start against Mariners left-hander Marco Gonzales. After that, who knows.

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