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The Great Red Sox Lineup Fix

Published by on May 16, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Everyone is well-aware of the season-long struggles of Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz, whose numbers (.208-0-15), would be cause for grumblings even for a player such as Jason Varitek, who struggled heavily last season.

Manager Terry Francona benched Ortiz for Friday's series opener at the Seattle Mariners and said that Ortiz could sit for more than just the one game.

The benching follows Thursday afternoon's extra-inning affair against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, in which Ortiz went 0-for-7 which three strikeouts while tying Trot Nixon for the franchise record with 12 runners left on base.

For the Sox' game against the Mariners, J.D. Drew was moved up into the No. 3 spot in place of Ort...

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