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Rotation: RH James Shields (16-12, 2.82 ERA, 225 Ks in 249 1-3 innings), LH David Price (12-13, 3.49, 218 Ks in 224 1-3 IP), RH Jeremy Hellickson (13-10, 2.95 in 29 starts), Jeff Niemann (12-8, 4.39), LH Matt Moore (1-0, 2.89 in 3 appearances/1 start).

Key Relievers: RH Kyle Farnsworth (5-1, 2.18, 25/31 in 63 games), RH Joel Peralta (3-4, 2.93 in 71 games), LH J.P. Howell (2-3, 6.16), RH Burke Badenhop (2-3, 4.10 with Marlins), RH Fernando Rodney (3-5, 4.50, 3 saves with Los Angeles Angels), LH Jake McGee (5-2, 4.50), LH Cesar Ramos (0-1, 3.92), RH Wade Davis (11-10, 4.45 in 29 starts).

Boston Red Sox

2011: 90-72, 3rd place.

Manager: Bobby Valentine (1st season).

He’s Here: OF Ryan Sweeney, OF Cody Ross, RHP Andrew Bailey, RHP Mark Melancon, C Kelly Shoppach, INF Nick Punto.

He’s Outta There: RHP Tim Wakefield, C Jason Varitek, RHP Jonathan Papelbon, SS Marco Scutaro, RF J.D. Drew, OF Josh Reddick, RHP Dan Wheeler, LHP Erik Bedard.

Projected Lineup: CF Jacoby Ellsbury (.321, 32, 105, 119 runs, 39 SB), 2B Dustin Pedroia (.307, 21, 91, 102 runs, 26 SB), 1B Adrian Gonzalez (.338, 27, 117), 3B Kevin Youkilis (.258, 17, 80), DH David Ortiz (.309, 29, 96), C Jarrod Saltalamacchia (.235, 16, 56), LF Cody Ross (.240, 14, 52 with San Francisco), RF Ryan Sweeney (.265, 1, 25 with Oakland), SS Mike Aviles (.255, 7, 39 in 91 games).

Rotation: LH Jon Lester (15-9, 3.47), RH Josh Beckett (13-7, 2.89), RH Clay Buchholz (6-3, 3.48 in 14 games), RH Daniel Bard (2-9, 3.33 in 70 relief appearances), LH Felix Doubront (0-0, 6.10 in 11 relief appearances).

Key Relievers: RH Andrew Bailey (0-4, 3.24, 24/26 with Oakland), RH Mark Melancon (8-4, 2.78, 20/25 with Houston), RH Alfredo Aceves (10-2, 2.61 in 55 games, 51 in relief), LH Franklin Morales (1-2, 3.69).

Toronto Blue Jays

2011: 81-81, 4th place.

Manager: John Farrell (2nd season).

He’s Here: RH Francisco Cordero, OF Ben Francisco, LH Aaron Laffey, C Jeff Mathis, LH Darren Oliver, RH Sergio Santos, INF Luis Valbuena, INF Omar Vizquel.

He’s Outta There: RH Shawn Camp, RH Frank Francisco, OF Adam Loewen, C Jose Molina, RH Jon Rauch, INF Mark Teahen, OF Dewayne Wise.

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