Gonzalez debut is a hit
Upon arrival into the Red Sox clubhouse today, the security attendant at the door said, “Pretty nice lineup today.”
So I glanced and there it was, Adrian Gonzalez batting third, and playing first base.
Recovering from right shoulder surgery, Gonzalez had yet to play an exhibition game this spring.
But on his first pitch of the Grapefruit League season, Gonzalez ripped a line single to left. And it was against one of baseball’s best — if most underrated pitchers — in Josh Johnson.
Here is the full lineup. Aside from Cameron in for Crawford, it’s a lot like what you will see on Opening Day in Texas: