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Red Sox vs. Yankees lineups: The ideal outfield returns

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Take all the time you need, Hanley.

Caylor Arnold-USA TODAY Sports

Oh glorious day! We have Bradley, Betts, and Castillo back!

NEW YORK YANKEES BOSTON RED SOX
Jacoby Ellsbury - CF Mookie Betts - CF
Chris Young - LF Pablo Sandoval - 3B
Alex Rodriguez - DH Xander Bogaerts - SS
Carlos Beltran - RF David Ortiz - DH
Brian McCann - C Travis Shaw - 1B
Chase Headley - 3B Rusney Castillo - RF
Greg Bird - 1B Brock Holt - 2B
Didi Gregorius - SS Ryan Hanigan - C
Brendan Ryan - 2B Jackie Bradley - LF
Ivan Nova - RHP Eduardo Rodriguez - LHP

No complaints here. None. Yes, we're without Blake Swihart, but taking it slow with him, especially behind the plate, is perfectly fine when you consider his age, the situation surrounding his initial call-up, and his place on the team. It doesn't hurt that getting the various pitchers who are likely to make the 2016 rotation familiar with both the catchers is a positive in itself.

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