Xander Bogaerts (neck), Will Middlebrooks (hand) scratched from Red Sox lineup

September 23, 2014 - 2:52 pm

A pair of Red Sox were scratched from Tuesday's game against the Rays due to ailments. Xander Bogaerts, who was removed from Sunday's game due to a stiff neck (incurred on the ricochet of a batted ball inside of a batting cage), was in Tuesday's original starting lineup but then was scratched after batting practice. Will Middlebrooks, meanwhile, was scratched due to a right hand sprain. In their places, the Sox inserted Jemile Weeks at short and Garin Cecchini at third. RED SOX LINEUP Mookie Betts, 2B Jemile Weeks, SS David Ortiz, DH Yoenis Cespedes, LF Daniel Nava, 1B Rusney Castillo, CF Garin Cecchini, 3B Christian Vazquez, C Jackie Bradley Jr., RF Clay Buchholz, SP