The Boston Red Sox bullpen was a question mark entering the 2019 season, and while the unit hasn't been a disaster through the first 12 games of the season, it hasn't really been a strength, either.
There's still no clear-cut choice for the closer role, with Red Sox manager Alex Cora primarily has used Matt Barnes and Ryan Brasier in save situations so far.
New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman jokingly volunteered to help the Red sox bullpen in an Instagram post Tuesday. Edelman, along with some of his Patriots teammates and the recently retired Rob Gronkowski, was at Fenway Park for Tuesday's home opener to throw out the first pitch.
Check out his video and caption in the post below:
Edelman, in fairness, does have a pretty good arm.
He was a quarterback in college at Kent State, and his touchdown pass to Danny Amendola against the Baltimore Ravens in an AFC Divisional Round game was one of the most memorable playoff moments from the 2014 NFL season.
The Red Sox entered Tuesday with a bullpen ERA of 3.61, which ranks ninth among 15 American League teams.
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