The Javelinas are on Gameday
Portland's Jose Iglesias at shortstop and batting fifth and Portland's Ryan Lavarnway catching and batting third.
Iglesias boasts a modest small-sample slash-line of .333/.353/.333/.686. Of course, Iglesias's value resides primarily in his defense, where he is reputed to be a purveyor of "baseball porn," per Keith Law. Lavarnway is boasts a .333/.538/.778/1.316 slash-line. Again, small-sample - so simmer down. Juan Carlos Linares is not slated to appear, but Sox prospect Jason Rice and Seth Garrison could appear in relief. No Casey Kelly today.