Hanley Ramirez’s cameo at first base lasted all of three innings.
The Boston Red Sox veteran made his 2017 debut at first base Wednesday night against the Milwaukee Brewers but exited with a right trap muscle spasm and was replaced by Mitch Moreland in the bottom of the fourth inning.
Ramirez will remain on the bench for Thursday’s matinee series finale at Miller Park as Moreland gets the start at first base, batting fifth. The rest of Boston’s lineup remains unchanged from the team’s 7-4 loss to Milwaukee on Wednesday.
Eduardo Rodriguez will take the mound for the Red Sox as they attempt to salvage a win in the three-game set. The 24-year-old left-hander has pitched very well of late, allowing just four earned runs over his last 23 1/3 innings and recording three consecutive quality starts.
Here are the lineups for Thursday’s Red Sox vs. Brewers game.
RED SOX (17-16)
Mookie Betts, RF
Dustin Pedroia, 2B
Xander Bogaerts, SS
Andrew Benintendi, LF
Mitch Moreland, 1B
Jackie Bradley Jr., CF
Josh Rutledge, 3B
Christian Vazquez, C
Eduardo Rodriguez, LHP (1-1, 3.07 ERA)
Jonathan Villar, 2B
Keon Broxton, CF
Hernán Pérez, LF
Travis Shaw, 3B
Domingo Santana, RF
Jesus Aguilar, 1B
Manny Piña, C
Orlando Arcia, SS
Jimmy Nelson, RHP (2-0, 4.83 ERA)
Thumbnail photo via Patrick McDermott/USA TODAY Sports Images
Thumbnail photo via Apr 22, 2017; Baltimore, MD, USA; Boston Red Sox designated hitter Hanley Ramirez (13) stands in the dugout in the second inning during a game against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Mandatory Credit: Patrick McDermott-USA TODAY Sports
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