The 27-year-old rookie will start at third base and bat seventh for the Red Sox on Friday in just his fourth major league game. He went 1-for-4, collecting his first major league hit with a second-inning double, on Wednesday against Oakland. On the season, he’s 1-for-6.
Defensively, Gomez could be a liability at third base. In 71 career games at third base in the minors, he has an .843 fielding percentage, committing 31 errors in 197 total chances. He did not make an error in his two chances at third base on Wednesday.
The Red Sox’ lineup will also include Nick Punto, in at second base for the injured Dustin Pedroia "
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