Nava Batting Third, DH-ing For Red Sox With Ortiz Out

July 17, 2012 12:00 AM
Nava Batting Third, DH-ing For Red Sox With Ortiz Out
" BOSTON (CBS) – With David Ortiz expected to miss a few days with an Achilles injury, Bobby Valentine is using the DH spot to get some of his outfielders some more playing time.

Daniel Nava will be Boston’s DH Tuesday night, batting third against the White Sox. It is the first time in his career he is batting third in the order.

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Carl Crawford will once again bat out of the two-spot for Boston, after going 1-for-3 with two runs scored in his 2012 debut Monday night.

With Nava — a switch hitter — batting third, Boston could feature another lineup with four straight lefties at the top.

Here is the full Red Sox lineup for Tuesday night:

1. Jacoby Ellsbury, CF

2. Carl Crawford, LF

3. Daniel Nava, DH

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