Red Sox lineup: Tzu-Wei Lin becomes the latest starter at second base


The Boston Red Sox are gearing up for a three-game series against the first-place Tampa Bay Rays. The team is looking to get back on track, but they'll have to do so without most of their top options at second base.

The Red Sox are down three second basemen with Dustin Pedroia, Eduardo Nunez, and Brock Holt all on the injured list. As a result, the team will be starting Tzu-Wei Lin at second base. Lin has bounced between the majors and minors for the past few seasons and has posted a .254 average in 122 major league at-bats.

While the Sox called up one of their top prospects, Michael Chavis, on Thursday, he won't be in the lineup.

Eduardo Rodriguez will make his fourth start of the season for the Red Sox. He carries a bloated 7.98 ERA, but he earned a win last time out against the Baltimore Orioles, as he allowed just two runs over 6 2/3 innings. He became the first Sox starter to earn a win with the victory. 

Here's a look at the lineups for both teams as the Red Sox vs. Rays series gets started.


Andrew Benintendi, LF
Mookie Betts, RF
Mitch Moreland, 1B
J.D. Martinez, DH
Xander Bogaerts, SS
Rafael Devers, 3B
Christian Vazquez, C
Jackie Bradley Jr., CF
Tzu-Wei Lin, 2B

Eduardo Rodriguez, LHP (1-2, 7.98 ERA)


Yandy Diaz, 1B
Tommy Pham, LF
Austin Meadows, DH
Avisail Garcia, RF
Daniel Robertson, 3B
Guillermo Heredia, CF
Brandon Lowe, 2B
Willy Adames, SS
Michael Perez, C

Ryne Stanek, RHP (0-0, 1.93 ERA)

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