Stephen Drew Sits Again; A.J. Pierzynski Catching Brandon Workman


A.J. PierzynskiStephen Drew’s oblique is not feeling any better, it appears, as he is out of the lineup against Tuesday in Baltimore.

The midseason pickup will have missed three of the last five games if he does not make it onto the field against the Orioles. He was labeled as day-to-day Monday, when Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell informed reporters of Drew’s absence.

With Drew out, Jonathan Herrera is back at shortstop, with Xander Bogaerts manning his usual position at third base. Daniel Nava, one of only two Red Sox batters to reach base twice against O’s pitcher Bud Norris on Monday night, is back in the lineup against right-hander Chris Tillman (5-2, 5.20 ERA). The Red Sox send Brandon Workman (0-0, 3.74) to the mound.

A.J. Pierzynski will be behind the plate, with Grady Sizemore in center field.

The lineups for both teams are below.

Red Sox (28-35)
Brock Holt, LF
Xander Bogaerts, 3B
Dustin Pedroia, 2B
David Ortiz, DH
Mike Napoli, 1B
Daniel Nava, RF
A.J. Pierzynski, C
Grady Sizemore, CF
Jonathan Herrera, SS

Brandon Workman (0-0, 3.74), RHP

Orioles (32-30)
Nick Markakis, RF
Manny Machado, 3B
Adam Jones, DH
Chris Davis, 1B
Nelson Cruz, LF
J.J. Hardy, SS
David Lough, CF
Caleb Joseph, C
Ryan Flaherty, 2B

Chris Tillman (5-2, 5.20), RHP

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