The Red Sox met the media, then stepped through practice at Salem Memorial Stadium on Tuesday in advance of their season opener at Myrtle Beach on Thursday night. The Sox sport a new GM in Ryan Shelton, and a new skipper on Carlos Febles. Neither is new to Salem--Shelton had served on staff for years and Febles was the hitting instructor here back in 2009 and 2010 before becoming a manager in Greenville.
The Sox return 12 players that helped them win the Carolina League title, and they will start the season with plenty of experience. Odds are---some of that talent will be moving on--but for now at least, the Sox stand as good bet to defend that title. The home opener against Winston-Salem is set for April 9th.
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