The Red Sox bullpen seemed to be in pretty good shape so far this season, until closers Andrew Bailey and Joel Hanrahan were both placed on the disabled list.
Right-hander Junichi Tazawa will close games until either Bailey or Hanrahan is healthy enough to return, but the shakeup in the back of the bullpen has had an effect on the starting rotation as well. Fourth starter Felix Doubront has experience as a reliever, and he was moved to the bullpen on Tuesday.
Allen Webster will get the start Wednesday in place of Doubront, and if he does well, the young righty has the opportunity to change the Red Sox’ conversation about sending him back down to Triple-A Pawtucket.
To hear what Webster will have to do to solidify his spot with the Red Sox, check out the video above.
Thumbnail photo via Facebook/Pawtucket Red Sox