Though no one ever wants David Ortiz to sit, it’s sometimes inevitable.
The Boston Red Sox designated hitter was a late scratch from Thursday night’s lineup against the Atlanta Braves with calf tightness. Manager John Farrell said that the move is just a precaution.
Catcher A.J. Pierzynski will DH in his stead, and it’s the best move for the team. Pierzynski is on a hot streak lately, hitting .387 with two doubles, one home run, five RBIs, and four runs in the last seven games.
Check out Don Orsillo and Steve Lyons’ take on tonight’s lineup in the video above.