Red Sox Reveal Surprising Starting Lineup Plan After Trevor Story Addition
Following a disappointing exit in the ALCS, the Boston Red Sox loaded up an already deep roster with the splashy addition of Trevor Story. The lineup is stacked from top to bottom, but the inclusion of a two-time All-Star makes for some interesting decisions to be made moving forward.
Manager Alex Cora recently gave some insight to Boston's starting nine as we sit a week ahead of Opening Day. His comments set up some fascinating choices, especially regarding Story's spot.
Red Sox Starting Lineup
The new Red Sox lineup plans to kick off with Kike Hernandez and Rafael Devers batting first and second, respectively. Story is slated to start the year in the No. 6 spot, at least against right-handed pitching.
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Another fascinating part of this lineup is youngster Alex Verdugo batting above Story. While Verdugo is a rising star, his 2021 slugging percentage (.421) is a mark Story has accomplished in every year of his career.
Below is the full Red Sox lineup from Wednesday's Spring Training action. According to insider Chris Cotillo, this is "how Cora envisions his lineup, at least early in the season," against righties.
The Red Sox gear up towards an Opening Day clash with bitter rival New York Yankees. Gerrit Cole, a right-hander, will be on the mound for the Yankees.
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