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Red Sox reduce spring roster by five players
03/12/2007 5:13 PM ET
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The Red Sox today made five roster moves to reduce their major league spring training roster to 47 players.

The announcement was made by Executive Vice President/General Manager Theo Epstein.

The Red Sox returned righthanded pitcher Nick Debarr to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. Debarr was selected by Boston from Tampa Bay in the major league phase of the December 2006 Rule 5 Draft.

Righthanded pitcher Kyle Jackson was optioned to Double-A Portland of the Eastern League. Three non-roster invitees, lefthanded pitcher Abe Alvarez, catcher Dusty Brown, and outfielder Kerry Robinson, were assigned to the minor league camp.

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