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Boston Red Sox: 5 Players Trying to Save Their Jobs for 2015

The Boston Red Sox have started the proverbial "turning of the page," as the team looks forward to its chances in the 2015 MLB season.

Boasting one of the deepest and most promising farm systems in all of baseball, the Red Sox can look forward to a bright future. It's made up largely of home-grown talent developed in recent years thanks to the excellent coaching staffs within Boston's minor league affiliates.

Should the Boston Red Sox Extend Yoenis Cespedes This Offseason?

Yoenis Cespedes has wasted no time making his presence felt as a member of the Boston Red Sox.

Boston Red Sox Grades at the 2014 3-Quarter Mark

The 2014 season has not gone according to plan for the Boston Red Sox.

Coming off a World Series championship in 2013, many expected the Sox to be right back in the thick of things again this year.

Those dreams came to an end sometime in mid-July, and Boston's inability to compete culminated in a fire sale at the trading deadline.

Now, with a 52-65 record heading into play on August 12, all that’s left is for Boston to evaluate its current roster with an eye toward 2015 and beyond.

Why the Boston Red Sox's Fire Sale Will Pay off in the End

July 31 was a significant day in Red Sox history, as the team underwent perhaps the most dramatic makeover in franchise history, undergoing a fire sale once it became clear the team would not contend in 2014.

A fire sale's ultimate goal is to get a team back to contention, but the way general manager Ben Cherington went about it ran counter to most fire sales. Typically, fire sales consist of stripping the major league squad and pinning hopes on the progression of prospects.

Stock Up, Stock Down for Boston Red Sox's Top 10 Prospects for Week 19

Another week is in the books following the July 31 MLB trade deadline, and the Boston Red Sox have enjoyed a little more time to evaluate some of the young talent contained within the organization.

As the news of Boston's recent blockbuster trades begins to settle down, we can shift our focus to the next possible cast of characters that may comprise a Red Sox roster in coming years.

Boston Red Sox's 3 Major Post-Deadline Roster Battles

In the post-trading deadline world that the Boston Red Sox now occupy, it's best to watch games with an eye on 2015 rather than the scoreboard.

The Sox still boast plenty of talented players, to be sure. But there are going to be many rough stretches in the coming weeks as young players are allowed to take their licks and sink or swim at the major league level.

Allen Craig Injury: Updates on Red Sox OF's Ankle and Return

Allen Craig was acquired by the Boston Red Sox prior to the trade deadline, but a bum ankle has limited him to just one game with his new team. It turns out the severity of the injury is enough to keep the outfielder out for a lot longer. 

According to MLB writer Maureen Mullen, Craig will be placed on the 15-day disabled list because of his faulty ankle:

David Ross Injury: Updates on Red Sox Catcher's Foot and Return

Boston Red Sox catcher David Ross left as quickly as he returned and has been placed on the 15-day disabled list after aggravating an injury Friday.  

The team confirmed the news on Twitter and detailed further roster shuffling to make up for the lost production:

Shane Victorino Injury: Updates on Red Sox Star's Back and Return

Shane Victorino was a key factor in the Boston Red Sox's run to a World Series in 2013. This year, however, he's been unable to stay on the field, playing just 30 games and landing back on the disabled list with back and hamstring problems.

Jon Lester Scratched from Wednesday's Start for Red Sox Amid Trade Rumors

Jon Lester has made all 241 of his career major league starts with the Red Sox. He may not get a chance for No. 242 with Boston, though. 

The team's official Twitter feed confirmed that the 30-year-old will be scratched from Wednesday's start, sparking speculation that he will be dealt before Thursday's trade deadline:

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