Lavarnway, Kalish In Red Sox Lineup vs. Twins

August 2, 2012 12:00 AM
Lavarnway, Kalish In Red Sox Lineup vs. Twins
" BOSTON (CBS) – With the team sputtering this season, despite winning four of their last five games, Red Sox fans have been calling for the “stars of the future” to get their chance.

That all starts Thursday night as Boston opens a four-game set against the Minnesota Twins.

The Red Sox lineup Thursday night will feature Ryan Kalish in right and Ryan Lavarnway behind the plate, joining former-prospect Will Middlebrooks, who has already earned the everyday job at third base this season.

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For Lavarnway, it will be his 2012 debut after appearing in 17 games for Boston in 2011.

When he takes the field, he and teammate Craig Breslow –acquired from the Diamondbacks at Tuesday’s trade deadline – ill become the second pair Yale Bulldogs to play in at least one game for the same Major League team in a season. Frank Quinn and Sam Mele where the first to do it, also for the Red Sox, in 1949.

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Breslow made his 2012 Red Sox debut Wednesday night, striking out two in 1.1 innings out of the bullpen "

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