David Ortiz Out Of Red Sox’s Lineup For Series Finale Vs. Rangers

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Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz

Photo via Jun 25, 2016; Arlington, TX, USA; Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz (34) waves to the crowd before the game against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

It turns out David Ortiz already played his final game at Globe Life Park.

The retiring designated hitter is out of the Boston Red Sox’s lineup Sunday for the final game of their series against the Texas Rangers. Ortiz hasn’t been having a great time in Arlington so far, going just 1-for-7, and trainers recommended he take a day off, per The Boston Globe’s Pete Abraham.

Hanley Ramirez will bat out of Ortiz’s usual cleanup spot, while Bryce Brentz will DH and bat sixth. Ryan LaMarre will make his first start with the Red Sox, batting ninth and playing left field.

Sandy Leon also is starting behind the plate in place of Christian Vazquez and batting eighth. He’ll be catching for Clay Buchholz, who has a lot at stake Sunday. The Red Sox didn’t make a bullpen move, so manager John Farrell said they’ll be relying on Buchholz to pitch deep into the game, per Abraham.

Here are both teams’ lineups for Sunday.

RED SOX (41-33)
Mookie Betts, RF
Dustin Pedroia, 2B
Xander Bogaerts, SS
Hanley Ramirez, 1B
Jackie Bradley Jr., CF
Bryce Brentz, DH
Travis Shaw, 3B
Sandy Leon, C
Ryan LaMarre, LF

Clay Buchholz, RHP (3-7, 5.83 ERA)

RANGERS (48-27)
Shin-Soo Choo, RF
Ian Desmond, CF
Nomar Mazara, LF
Adrian Beltre, 3B
Prince Fielder, DH
Rougned Odor, 2B
Elvis Andrus, SS
Mitch Moreland, 1B
Bryan Holaday, C

Martin Perez, LHP (6-4, 3.57 ERA)

Thumbnail photo via Kevin Jairaj/USA TODAY Sports Images

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