Pablo Sandoval

Suspended Pablo Sandoval sits, Dustin Pedroia out as Red Sox field makeshift lineup against Braves

John Tomase
June 18, 2015 - 12:21 pm

Not even the uneventful Red Sox losses can stay that way. One night after a forgettable 5-2 loss to the Braves, the Red Sox will field a markedly different lineup for Thursday's series finale. Third baseman Pablo Sandoval has been suspended for violating the team's social media policy after admitting to "liking" photos on Instagram during Wednesday's loss. Also, second baseman Dustin Pedroia will sit for the second time in three days as he deals with a balky left knee. Brock Holt slides over to second in place of Pedroia, with Travis Shaw getting the call from Pawtucket to start at third base. A first baseman by trade, the 6-4, 225-pounder has made 93 appearances at third in five minor league seasons. Here's the full lineup in this matchup of Clay Buchholz vs. Braves ace Shelby Miller. 2B Brock Holt CF Mookie Betts 1B David Ortiz LF Hanley Ramirez SS Xander Bogaerts RF Alejandro De Aza 3B Travis Shaw C Sandy Leon RHP Clay Buchholz