Mike Aviles Could Be Perfect Fit for Red Sox’ Leadoff Spot While Jacoby Ellsbury Is Sidelined (Video)


Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine suddenly faces quite the predicament now that Jacoby Ellsbury will be sidelined.

Valentine has to decide who to use in the leadoff spot, which is typically designated for the speedy Ellsbury. Mike Aviles got the nod in that spot on Saturday, but Valentine could elect to switch things up based on matchups. As NESN’s Peter Gammons points out, though, Aviles could be the right man for the job, as he relishes such opportunities.

Check out the video above to hear more.

Aetna Strikeouts for A Cause

For every strikeout by a Red Sox pitcher at Fenway Park in June, Aetna will donate $250 to Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program. Through June 25, the donation mark stands at $30,000.

Through their continued efforts in the local community, Aetna is helping to build a healthier world -- one city and one strikeout at a time.

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