Jackie Bradley Jr. Out Of Red Sox’s Lineup Against Orioles On Easter


Jackie Bradley Jr.BOSTON — The Red Sox will have an interesting decision to make when outfielder Shane Victorino is ready to come off the disabled list. Jackie Bradley Jr., who was recalled when Victorino was placed on the DL, has been a staple in Boston’s lineup and no longer is the obvious roster casualty when The Flyin’ Hawaiian returns.

Bradley is out of the Red Sox’s lineup for Boston’s Easter Sunday clash against the Baltimore Orioles, though. Manager John Farrell said it’s simply a planned day off for Bradley and that the 24-year-old will return to the lineup Monday.

Grady Sizemore will hit atop Boston’s order Sunday. Sizemore played right field in Saturday’s victory, but he’ll play center field Sunday with Bradley out of the lineup. Jonny Gomes and Daniel Nava will play left field and right field, respectively, against right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez.

It’ll be interesting to see how Farrell approaches his lineup card Monday, as the two teams will play at 11:05 a.m. after playing at 7:05 p.m. Sunday. Farrell said the strange schedule won’t impact how he manages Sunday’s game, though, as the current contest has Boston’s total focus.

Sunday’s complete lineups are below.

Boston Red Sox (8-10)
Grady Sizemore, CF
Dustin Pedroia, 2B
David Ortiz, DH
Mike Napoli, 1B
Jonny Gomes, LF
Daniel Nava, RF
Xander Bogaerts, SS
A.J. Pierzynski, C
Brock Holt, 3B

Jake Peavy, RHP (0-0, 1.93 ERA)

Baltimore Orioles (8-8)
Nick Markakis, RF
Nelson Cruz, DH
Chris Davis, 1B
Adam Jones, CF
Matt Wieters, C
J.J. Hardy, SS
David Lough, LF
Jonathan Schoop, 2B
Ryan Flaherty, 3B

Ubaldo Jimenez, RHP (0-3, 7.31 ERA)

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