Xander Bogaerts

Red Sox lineup: Xander Bogaerts returns; Pablo Sandoval, David Ortiz sit vs. Nationals

Ryan Hannable
April 15, 2015 - 6:43 am

After missing Tuesday's game with a knee injury, shortstop Xander Bogaerts is back in the lineup Wednesday afternoon for the series finale with the Nationals. Bogaerts injured the knee in Monday's win, but when he came to the park on Tuesday he had increased symptoms and went for a MRI. The results were negative and he's back in the lineup Wednesday against Nats left-hander Gio Gonzalez. Pablo Sandoval is out of the lineup after being hit on the left foot Tuesday night and leaving the game. Following the game manager John Farrell said all tests came back negative. David Ortiz also sits, likely just a down day for the designated hitter. Allen Craig gets the start at first base, while Mike Napoli will DH in place of Ortiz. For a complete breakdown of the matchups, click here. 1. Mookie Betts, CF 2. Dustin Pedroia, 2B 3. Hanley Ramirez, LF 4. Allen Craig, 1B 5. Mike Napoli, DH 6. Shane Victorino, RF 7. Xander Bogaerts, SS 8. Brock Holt, 3B 9. Sandy Leon, C Wade Miley, LHP