Last month, MLB.com took a first crack at projecting the Opening Day roster for the Red Sox. This seems like the right time to take another stab at it.

There has already been one major update since the last time we did this exercise. Left-hander David Price will likely start the season on the disabled list as he battles back from a left forearm injury.

That means that Eduardo Rodriguez, Steven Wright and Drew Pomeranz will all be in the rotation to start the season, leaving an additional roster spot open in the bullpen.

Here are the roster issues Farrell will be looking at in the coming weeks.

"How will our left-handed relief shake out as?" Farrell said. "How does our bench and the third-base combination thereof play out? There's been nothing determined. The same situations exist -- left-handed relief, the bench and third-base situation; who's going to be in that tandem behind the plate? We're starting to get a little more information on the rotation, just by virtue of the physical ailment to David Price."

The latest roster projection is as follows.

Catcher: Sandy Leon and Christian Vazquez
After a breakout season for Leon in 2016, Farrell isn't making much of the switch-hitter's slow start at the plate in Spring Training. Vazquez's arm is back to where it was before he had Tommy John Surgery two years ago. It still looks like Blake Swihart, who has swung the bat well in camp, will start the season at Triple-A because he is the only one of the trio who has options remaining.

Infield: Mitch Moreland, Hanley Ramirez, Dustin Pedroia, Xander Bogaerts, Pablo Sandoval, Brock Holt, Josh Rutledge
All eyes were on Sandoval when camp started, and most of the attention centered around the 40 pounds or so he lost. The more relevant thing for the Red Sox is that Sandoval looks like he can play again after missing most of 2016 following surgery on his left shoulder. Sandoval is swinging the bat well and fielding his position and looks more like the guy who played for the Giants than the one who struggled for the Red Sox in '15. Farrell hasn't named Sandoval the starting third baseman yet, but it is an increasing inevitability.

Rutledge remains the favorite to win the last spot on the bench over Marco Hernandez due to his right-handed bat.