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Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Although Red Sox manager Alex Cora declined Saturday to name an Opening Day starter, there's no suspense over the status of Eduardo Rodriguez and Steven Wright. Both pitchers will almost certainly begin the season on the disabled list as they recover from knee surgery, Cora told reporters today. Hector Velazquez, Roenis Elias and Brian Johnson are candidates for the fifth-starter spot, which will come up April 2 at the Marlins.

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Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

As another day passes without J.D. Martinez's contract being finalized, it isn't unusual for free-agent deals to be held up for days or even weeks by lengthy medical reviews and/or changes in contract language based on concerns over a potential future injury. The Red Sox went through such situations with J.D. Drew (also a Scott Boras client) and John Lackey. In 2013, the Sox completely re-worked a deal with Mike Napoli after the physical revealed a hip condition.