Sunday, April 3, 2011

Carl Crawford dropped from 3rd to 7th in lineup today

Two games (and losses) into the season, the Boston Red Sox are making a notable adjustment to their lineup.

Left fielder Carl Crawford, who's 0-for-7 through two games, is moving from third to seventh in today's lineup for their game against the Rangers.

"Looking at him, he's obviously trying too hard," [Red Sox manager Terry] Francona said, per "As soon as he gets on base and creates havoc, he'll loosen up and the real Carl comes out."

Meanwhile, first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, who's 5-for-9 so far, and third baseman Kevin Youkilis will move up to the third and fourth spots in the batting order, respectively.

Of course, this is a temporary move. But too soon?

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