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Back at the Fens

As great as it was to be in Cooperstown over the weekend, it’s even better to be back at the Fens, in the catbird’s seat, keeping all of you updated on the action.

Third baseman Mike Lowell is again out of the lineup, with Adam LaRoche making his third straight start at first base. It’s a matchup thing, and also Tito trying to make the rotation system work.

More later.


LaRoche on board

Adam LaRoche is now a member of the Red Sox, reuniting him with former teammates Jason Bay, J.D. Drew, Nick Green and John Smoltz.

LaRoche will give the Red Sox pop off the bench and insurance and depth for Mike Lowell. It will also enable manager Terry Francona to keep Youkilis and Ortiz fresher.

I’m wondering if LaRoche could start as many as four days a week under a rotation system.

He has good thump in his bat, and the Sox need it right now.

Plus, he will likely be a Type B free agent this winter, meaning the Red Sox could get a draft pick if he leaves.

All in all, there is nothing not to like about this move by general manager Theo Epstein.