Red Sox lineup: Changes have Christian Vazquez playing second base

Ryan Hannable
April 15, 2019 - 8:45 am

There will be morning baseball at Fenway Park and it will feature a unique Red Sox lineup, which got even crazier after the first lineup was announced.

Dustin Pedroia will bat lead off in the annual Marathon Monday game with first pitch scheduled for 11:05 against the Orioles. He was orginally scheduled to play second base, but now will serve as the DH. Christian Vazquez will now play second base, while Steve Pearce will play left.

Andrew Benintendi is out of the lineup after fouling a pitch off his foot Sunday, and so is Jackie Bradley Jr., which means Mookie Betts will play center and J.D. Martinez right.

Blake Swihart will catch Red Sox spot starter Hector Velazquez.

Here's the complete updated Red Sox lineup.

Dustin Pedroia, DH

Mookie Betts, CF

Mitch Moreland, 1B

J.D. Martinez, RF

Xander Bogaerts, SS

Rafael Devers, 3B

Steve Pearce, LF

Blake Swihart, C

Christian Vazquez, 2B

Hector Velazquez, RHP

*This post was updated following the lineup changes.

Related: Red Sox Farm Report: Michael Chavis finally seeing in-game action at second base

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