Red Sox Outfielders Grace ‘Sports Illustrated’ Cover – CBS Boston / WBZ

BOSTON (CBS) — The Red Sox enter the 2017 season with perhaps the best young outfield in baseball. Sports Illustrated decided to put the spotlight on the talented trio for its next cover.

As part of the magazine’s annual baseball preview issue, Red Sox outfielders Mookie Betts, Andrew Benintendi, and Jackie Bradley Jr. are featured one one of three covers.

The other two covers feature the defending league MVPs, Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout and Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant.

Betts, Benintendi, and Bradley are also featured in a story by Tom Verducci about the Red Sox’ post-David Ortiz clubhouse culture, which was published on last Wednesday.

Hopefully you don’t believe in curses. The Sports Illustrated cover curse is one of the most popular in sports.