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Red Sox vs. White sox lineups: Jackie Bradley Jr. starts in center

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Is...is this what we wanted?

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

CHICAGO WHITE SOX BOSTON RED SOX
Adam Eaton - CF Brock Holt - 2B
Tyler Saladino - 3B Xander Bogaerts - SS
Melky Cabrera - LF Hanley Ramirez - LF
Jose Abreu - 1B David Ortiz - DH
Adam LaRoche - DH Mike Napoli - 1B
Avisail Garcia - RF Rusney Castillo - RF
Alexei Ramirez - SS Pablo Sandoval - 3B
Carlos Sanchez - 2B Ryan Hanigan - C
Tyler Flowers - C Jackie Bradley - CF
Jose Quintana - LHP Rick Porcello - RHP

It wasn't supposed to happen like this.

"Be careful what you wish for" is the obvious adage to turn to here. We've wanted Jackie Bradley Jr. to get his chance for a while now. And not an occasional at bat here and there, but a full-fledged starting job for at least a few weeks. Give him a chance to come back to the majors, get into a rhythm, and see if maybe, just maybe, he can translate his success from Triple-A.

The baseball Gods heard us, I guess. So they decided to concuss Mookie Betts.

It wasn't supposed to happen like this.

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