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5:48 p.m.: The Red Sox’ lineup has been posted. One player who won’t be in the starting nine is shortstop Stephen Drew.
Drew was hit in the head in the fourth inning by Twins pitcher Caleb Thielbar. Drew stayed in the game, and would eventually come around to score after taking his base, but the incident wasn’t without repercussions. As reported by NESN’s Jamie Erdahl, the Red Sox shortstop is battling “mild concussion-like symptoms,” and he’s been replaced in Friday’s lineup by Jose Iglesias as a result.
Drew signed a one-year, $9.5 million contract with the Red Sox this offseason, and he figures to be the team’s Opening Day shortstop. Let’s keep our fingers crossed that he’ll be able to quickly recover from this setback.
Will Middlebrooks, who had been the latest victim of “intestinal turmoil,” will be in Boston’s lineup. He’ll take his customary spot at third base.
The rest of the Red Sox’ lineup is below.
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
Dustin Pedroia, 2B
Ryan Sweeney, RF
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CAN'T LET IT GO
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The next logical question...
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