David Freese (thumb) is not in the lineup Tuesday for the second straight game.
Freese still has some swelling around his right thumb where he needed three stitches for a small cut. He's considered day-to-day. Matt Carpenter is getting the start at third base, while Daniel Descalso is at second.
Red Sox manager John Farrell said he has considered moving Jacoby Ellsbury out of the leadoff spot.
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Ellsbury is down to a .241/.303/.335 batting line after hitting just .179/.256/.218 so far in 18 games this month. Farrell wants to show confidence in his leadoff hitter, though, so he'll remain at the top of the order for. Shane Victorino is an option to replace Ellsbury at the top of the order if the center fielder doesn't pick it up.