Red Sox lineup when both Crawford and Pedroia return
posted at 7/15/2012 5:53 PM EDT
With Crawford set to return on Monday and Pedroia on Thursday, it will be interesting to see what becomes the regular lineup for the Sox. I think Crawford will be batting 2nd until Pedroia returns, but then slide down to the bottom of the lineup on Thursday.
Here is what I am thinking:
1. Ellsbury, CF
2. Pedroia, 2B
3. Ortiz, DH
4. Gonzalez, 1B
5. Middlebrooks, 3B
6. Salty, C
7. Ross, RF
8. Crawford, LF
9. Aviles, SS
When Shoppach catches, he will likely hit 8th or 9th with both Ross and Crawford sliding up a bit in the lineup. If Sweeney (or Nava) plays for either Ross or Crawford, he can just replace them in their slot in the lineup.
What do you think will be the Red Sox's "Varsity" lineup when everyone returns?