The Red Sox will have Mookie Betts in center field, fresh from Pawtucket as they send Brandon Workman to the mound to open a series against the Angels in Fenway Park.
|LOS ANGELES ANGELS||BOSTON RED SOX|
|Kole Calhoun - RF||Brock Holt - RF|
|Mike Trout - CF||Dustin Pedroia - 2B|
|Albert Pujols - DH||David Ortiz - DH|
|Howie Kendrick - 2B||Yoenis Cespedes - LF|
|Erick Aybar - SS||Mike Napoli - 1B|
|Brennan Boesch - LF||Will Middlebrooks - 3B|
|David Freese - 3B||Xander Bogaerts - SS|
|Efren Navarro - 1B||Mookie Betts - CF|
|Chris Iannetta - C||Christian Vazquez - C|
|C.J. Wilson - LHP||Brandon Workman - RHP|
It's depressing to see Jackie Bradley Jr. headed back down to the minors after a long, arduous season in Boston, but getting Betts some consistent playing time in the majors is a positive. He hasn't exactly torn things up in his first 40-odd at bats in the big leagues, but the combination of a small sample size and the on-off nature of his appearances makes that hard to put much stock in.
To say nothing of the fact that he's a 21-year-old rookie.
First pitch is at 7:10 p.m. ET with broadcasts on NESN and WEEI.