Hanley Ramirez A Late Scratch For Red Sox’s Matchup With White Sox

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UPDATE: Hanley Ramirez was a late scratch for Wednesday’s game due to flu-like symptoms. Travis Shaw will start at first base in Ramirez’s place, with Josh Rutledge getting the call at third.

Here’s the Boston Red Sox’s updated lineup for their game against the Chicago White Sox:

RED SOX (15-11)
Mookie Betts, RF
Xander Bogaerts, SS
David Ortiz, DH
Dustin Pedroia, 2B
Chris Young, LF
Travis Shaw, 1B
Josh Rutledge, 3B
Christian Vazquez, C
Jackie Bradley Jr., CF

Clay Buchholz, RHP (0-3, 6.51 ERA)

ORIGINAL STORY: Clay Buchholz didn’t have the most enjoyable April. But he’s hoping a new month brings new results.

The Boston Red Sox righthander still is looking for his first victory after going 0-3 through five starts in April. He has surrendered five or more runs in four of those five outings, and the Red Sox have yet to win a game in which he starts.

Yet there’s hope for Buchholz entering Wednesday’s game against the Chicago White Sox, as the 31-year-old sports a 3.98 career ERA in the month of May.

Christian Vazquez will return behind the plate to catch Buchholz and bat eighth in the middle game of the three-game series. The White Sox will send out a lefthander in Carlos Rodon, so Chris Young will remain in the lineup, batting sixth and playing left field.

Third baseman Travis Shaw will slide down to the seventh spot in the batting order.

RED SOX (15-11)
Mookie Betts, RF
Dustin Pedroia, 2B
Xander Bogaerts, SS
David Ortiz, DH
Hanley Ramirez, 1B
Chris Young, LF
Travis Shaw, 3B
Christian Vazquez, C
Jackie Bradley Jr., CF

Clay Buchholz, RHP (0-3, 6.51 ERA)

WHITE SOX (19-8)
Adam Eaton, RF
Jimmy Rollins, SS
Jose Abreu, 1B
Todd Frazier, 3B
Melky Cabrera, LF
Brett Lawrie, 2B
Jerry Sands, DH
Dioner Navarro, C
Austin Jackson, CF

Carlos Rodon, LHP (1-3, 4.33 ERA)

Thumbnail photo via Bob DeChiara/USA TODAY Sports Images

Thumbnail photo via Boston Red Sox first baseman Hanley Ramirez (13) scores a run on a home run hit by third baseman Travis Shaw (not pictured) during the sixth inning against the New York Yankees at Fenway Park.

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