Tampa Bay outfielder Carl Crawford has been scratched from Friday night's lineup against the Boston Red Sox as he has come down with a stomach virus.

Crawford was scheduled to bat in the three-spot before the late scratch.  He is one of Tampa's top sluggers, as he leads the team with a .297 batting average.

Crawford posts a .250 career batting average against Red Sox lefty Jon Lester (8-for-32) with one RBI and eight strikeouts.

Matt Joyce has been moved into left field to take over for Crawford's absence, and will bat in the nine-spot. Below is the updated Rays lineup.

BJ Upton  CF
Jason Bartlett  SS
Carlos Pena  1B
Evan Longoria  3B
Willy Aybar  DH
Ben Zobrist  LF
Sean Rodriguez 2B
Kelly Shoppach  C
Matt Joyce  LF