Red Sox Vs. Rangers Lineup: Eduardo Rodriguez Aims For Bounce-Back Start

Eduardo Rodriguez will look to get his first win since April 25 on Saturday against the Texas Rangers.

Rodriguez will get the ball for Boston at Globe Life Park after rejoining the team following reinstatement from the family medical leave list. To make room for the Rodriguez on the roster, the Red Sox optioned Bobby Poyner to Triple-A Pawtucket

The lefty goes for his fourth win in six starts as he looks to bounce back from his four-inning outing April 30 against the Kansas City Royals in which he gave up five runs on five hits through four innings of work.

In four out of his last five starts, Rodriguez has given up at least five hits but has been able to get into the sixth inning in three of those starts.

As Boston’s starting nine, Jackie Bradley Jr. will sit as J.D. Martinez shifts to the outfield. Bradley has struggled at the dish lately, only collecting two hits in his last 32 at-bats while striking out 14 times during that span.

Here are the full lineups for Saturday’s Red Sox-Rangers game:

RED SOX (23-9)
Mookie Betts, RF
Andrew Benintendi, CF
Hanley Ramirez, DH
J.D. Martinez, LF
Xander Bogaerts, SS
Mitch Moreland, 1B
Eduardo Nunez, 2B
Rafael Devers, 3B
Christian Vazquez, C

Eduardo Rodriguez, LHP (3-0, 4.78 ERA)

RANGERS (13-21)
Delino DeShields Jr., CF
Shin-Soo Choo, RF
Isiah Kiner-Falefa, 2B
Nomar Mazara, DH
Joey Gallo, 1B
Jurickson Profar, SS
Renato Nunez, 3B
Robinson Chirinos, C
Ryan Rua, LF

Cole Hamels, LHP (1-4, 4.08 ERA)

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