There’s lots of concern about the outfield situation in this mailbag. Folks are wondering who the odd man out is when Shane Victorino returns.
My guess is Jackie Bradley Jr. goes back to Pawtucket if there are no other injuries or a phantom DL stint for one of them.
Otherwise, welcome to the 2014 Red Sox season. It has been underwhelming so far. Some of the issues we thought might crop up have so far: left-side infield defense was air-tight last season with Stephen Drew, but not as much this season. The loss of Jacoby Ellsbury has been felt and he’s also having a good season in New York.
We’re waiting for Clay Buchholz to take that next step, but he took a backward one in his first start. Victorino hasn’t been able to stay healthy.
But as they say, the season is young.
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