Red Sox recall Nava, who bats sixth tonight

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Red Sox recall Nava, who bats sixth tonight

The Red Sox have begun shaking things up, at least a little, and the shakeups are showing in tonight's lineup.

The Red Sox have recalled outfielder Daniel Nava from Pawtucket and he's playing left field, batting sixth. Reliever Clayton Mortensen has been set to the PawSox to open a spot on the 25-man roster, and Justin Thomas -- who was sent to Pawtucket recently -- was designated for assignment to make room on the 40, according to the Providence Journal.

As far as the lineup is concerned, the Mike Aviles-as-leadoff-hitter experiment appears to be over. He's been dropped to seventh in the lineup, with Ryan Sweeney moving into the top spot. The lineup:

Ryan Sweeney, RF
Dustin Pedroia, 2B
David Ortiz, DH
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B
Will Middlebrooks, 3B
Daniel Nava, LF
Mike Aviles, SS
Marlon Byrd, CF
Kelly Shoppach, CJosh Beckett, P

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Reports: Koji Uehara agrees to one-year, $4.5 million deal with Cubs

Reports: Koji Uehara agrees to one-year, $4.5 million deal with Cubs

It appears Koji Uehara’s tenure with the Red Sox has come to an end.

The former Red Sox closer has reportedly agreed to a one-year, $4.5 million deal with the World Series champion Chicago Cubs. The details of the deal were first reported by Nikkan Sports in Japan, Jon Heyman of Fan Rag reported the agreement.

Uehara, 41, had 79 saves and a 2.19 ERA in four seasons in Boston. He served as the Red Sox closer from 2013 to 2015 before Craig Kimbrel took over the role in 2016.

The Red Sox acquired bullpen help earlier in the week when they obtained righthanded reliever Tyler Thornburg from the Milwaukee Brewers