Travis Shaw Starts At First Base For Red Sox In Marlins Series Opener


Travis Shaw is back in the Boston Red Sox lineup, while Mike Napoli is nowhere to be found.

With Steven Wright sent back to Pawtucket, the Red Sox are recalling Shaw, who will be in the starting lineup Tuesday night as Boston opens a a two-game set with the Miami Marlins. Shaw will hit eighth and play first.

The recall of Shaw means another night on the bench for Napoli, who’s been struggling all season long and even more so of late. David Ortiz made a rare American League appearance at first base Sunday in place of Napoli, who’s now 2-for-27 in his last nine games.

Wade Miley will start on the mound for the Red Sox, while Dan Haren gets the nod for Miami.

Red Sox (39-45)
Mookie Betts, CF
Brock Holt, 2B
Xander Bogaerts, SS
David Ortiz, DH
Hanley Ramirez, LF
Pablo Sandoval, 3B
Shane Victorino, RF
Travis Shaw, 1B
Ryan Hanigan, C

Wade Miley, LHP (8-7, 4.53 ERA)

Marlins (35-48)
Dee Gordon, 2B
Christian Yelich, CF
Adeiny Hechevarria, SS
Michael Morse, LF
Justin Bour, DH
Jeff Baker, 1B
J.T. Realmuto, C
Cole Gillepsie, RF
Miguel Rojas, 3B

Dan Haren, RHP (6-5, 3.45 ERA)

Thumbnail photo via Mar 11, 2015; Tampa, FL, USA; Boston Red Sox third baseman Travis Shaw (77) hits a two run double during the fourth inning against the New York Yankees at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

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