Jackie Bradley Jr. Starts, Hanley Ramirez Sits In Red Sox-Yankees Opener


BOSTON — The New York Yankees are at Fenway Park for the last time in 2015, and Hanley Ramirez might miss out on all the fun.

The Boston Red Sox left fielder will be on the bench Monday for the fourth consecutive game with what interim manager Torey Lovullo described as “shoulder fatigue.” Ramirez is not expected to hit the disabled list, but Lovullo didn’t have a timeline for the slugger’s return.

Jackie Bradley Jr. will take over for Ramirez in left and bat ninth. Travis Shaw is back at first base and will bat fifth after the Red Sox’s interleague series this weekend against the New York Mets, in which regular designated hitter David Ortiz played the field in two of three games. Ryan Hanigan will start behind the plate over Blake Swihart and bat eighth.

Eduardo Rodriguez is on the mound for Boston after the team skipped his start Saturday. Rodriguez was ready to go then, but he’s approaching his innings limits. The rookie left-hander has pitched 140 2/3 innings this season, and his high is 145.

Rodriguez has had some success against the Yankees this season, though, allowing just two earned runs in both of his starts, a win and a loss, for a 2.70 ERA.

Here are both teams’ lineups for Monday’s contest.

RED SOX (60-70)
Mookie Betts, CF
Pablo Sandoval, 3B
Xander Bogaerts, SS
David Ortiz, DH
Travis Shaw, 1B
Rusney Castillo, RF
Brock Holt, 2B
Ryan Hanigan, C
Jackie Bradley Jr., LF

Eduardo Rodriguez, LHP (7-5, 4.39 ERA)

YANKEES (72-57)
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
Chris Young, LF
Alex Rodriguez, DH
Carlos Beltran, RF
Brian McCann, C
Chase Headley, 3B
Greg Bird, 1B
Didi Gregorius, SS
Brendan Ryan, 2B

Ivan Nova, RHP (5-6, 4.50 ERA)

Thumbnail photo via Mark L. Baer/USA TODAY Sports Images

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