Rays vs Red Sox; Hernandez behind plate

SS Jason Bartlett is back in the lineup after a day off, as the Rays host the Red Sox for a Sunday matinee at the Trop.

Backup C Michel Hernandez is behind the plate instead of Dioner Navarro. Hernandez had a career-night Thursday, going 4-for-5 with three RBI and his first big-league homer.

Manager Joe Maddon said Navarro is just getting a day off, and will catch the next two games against the Orioles.

RHP James Shields starts for the Rays.

RF Gabe Gross will miss the next two games due to the birth of his first baby girl, but Maddon said he expects him to be back in time for Tuesday's game.

RAYS
Upton, cf

Crawford, lf

Longoria, 3b

Pena, 1b

Burrell, dh

Zobrist, rf

Iwamura, 2b

Bartlett, ss

Hernandez, c

Shields, rhp

[Last modified: Monday, December 21, 2009 12:46am]

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