Red Sox manager Terry Francona indicated he is strongly considering playing David Ortiz at first base in all three of the upcoming World Series games at Coors Field, which would land first baseman Kevin Youkilis or third baseman Mike Lowell on the bench.
With no designated hitter in the games played at the National League ballpark, the Sox will be all but forced to sit one of their hottest hitters in Games 3, 4 or 5 against the Colorado Rockies. Francona said prior to last night?s 2-1 win to take a 2-0 lead in the World Series that Ortiz, who appeared in only seven games at first base during the regular season, would most likely man the position.
He left open the possibility that the slugger could get a night off if his sore right knee, which will require surgery after the season, requires some rest.
Via Boston Herald
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