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Sat, 04/14/2012 - 11:11am  

Aviles in leadoff spot with Ellsbury out

With Jacoby Ellsbury out with a shoulder injury, Mike Aviles will be leading off for the Red Sox Saturday against the Rays and starter Jeremy Hellickson. Aviles had manned the leadoff spot 45 times in his career, totaling a .318 average and .347 on-base percentage.

Cody Ross will man centerfield, replacing Ellsbury. The following is the Sox' lineup with Clay Buchholz on the mound:

Mike Aviles SS

Dustin Pedroia 2B

Adrian Gonzalez 1B

Kevin Youkilis 3B

David Ortiz DH

Cody Ross CF

Ryan Sweeney RF

Jarrod Saltalamacchia C

Darnell McDonald LF

For more Red Sox news, go to the team page at weei.com/redsox.




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