With David Ortiz sitting out for the second game of his three-game suspension, Carl Crawford will serve as the Red Sox' designated hitter against Baltimore tonight.
Kyle Weiland will take the mound for the Sox against Jeremy Guthrie. The Red Sox will line up as follows:
1. Ellsbury CF
2. Pedroia 2B
3. Gonzalez 1B
4. Youkilis 3B
5. Reddick LF
6. Crawford DH
7. Saltalamacchia C
8. Drew RF
9. Scutaro SS
More to come . . .
Bob Ryan and Lou Merloni react to Matt Barnes being handed a 4-game suspension for throwing at Manny Machado, and whether he deserved it.
MLB has suspended and fined Boston Red Sox reliever Matt Barnes for throwing at the head of Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado. Barnes' suspension will last four games. His fine is an undisclosed amount.
Barnes has elected to appeal, and so his suspension will be postponed until the appeal process has finished.
Barnes' throw at Machado appeared to be a response to the Orioles third baseman's decision to slide cleats up into Pedroia, who left the game and has missed the two games that followed. He's still day-to-day. However, Pedroia vocally disapproved of Barnes' decision.