Hanley Ramirez Returns To Red Sox’s Lineup Batting Fourth Vs. Blue Jays

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The Boston Red Sox’s lineup could use a spark. Enter Hanley Ramirez.

The left fielder, who has missed the last three games with a shoulder injury, returns to Boston’s lineup Saturday batting fourth in the team’s afternoon contest against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre.

Ramirez’s return couldn’t come at a better time for the Sox, who managed just two hits in a 7-0 loss to Toronto on Friday night. Ramirez will bat after designated hitter David Ortiz, who sat out Friday’s game due to suspension.

Allen Craig will remain in Boston’s lineup batting seventh and playing right field, while Daniel Nava will get the day off. Rookie Blake Swihart will handle catching duties yet again for pitcher Joe Kelly, who will be opposed by Blue Jays starter Drew Hutchison.

RED SOX (13-16)
Mookie Betts, CF
Dustin Pedroia, 2B
David Ortiz, DH
Hanley Ramirez, LF
Pablo Sandoval, 3B
Mike Napoli, 1B
Allen Craig, LF
Xander Bogaerts, SS
Blake Swihart, C

Joe Kelly, RHP (1-1, 5.72 ERA)

BLUE JAYS (15-15)
Devon Travis, 2B
Josh Donaldson, 3B
Jose Bautista, DH
Edwin Encarnacion, 1B
Russell Martin, C
Kevin Pillar, CF
Michael Saunders, LF
Chris Colabello, RF
Ryan Goins, SS

Drew Hutchison, RHP (2-0, 7.47 ERA)

Thumbnail photo via Nick Turchiaro/USA TODAY Sports Images

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