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Red Sox Vs. Blue Jays Lineups: Kevin Youkilis Sits As Trade Rumors Abound

The Red Sox are set to take on the Toronto Blue Jays Friday night, opening June with a three-game set against their division rivals from north of the border. First pitch is at 7:07 p.m. EST with broadcasts by NESN, the MLB Network, and WEEI.

Kevin Youkilis will be the odd man out in the infield on Friday, as the Sox turn to Daniel Nava, Scott Podsednik, and Ryan Sweeney in the outfield, keeping Adrian Gonzalez at first. The past 24 hours have seen plenty of action surrounding Youkilis and the possibility of a trade, but he's done a good job of proving he can still hit in his first week back. A day off will more likely do him good than harm.

Boston Red Sox (26-25)

  1. Scott Podsednik, CF
  2. Daniel Nava, LF
  3. Adrian Gonzalez, 1B
  4. David Ortiz, DH
  5. Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C
  6. Will Middlebrooks, 3B
  7. Ryan Sweeney, RF
  8. Mike Aviles, SS
  9. Nick Punto, 2B

Toronto Blue Jays (27-24)

  1. Kelly Johnson, 2B
  2. Yunel Escobar, SS
  3. Jose Bautista, RF
  4. Edwin Encarnacion, DH
  5. Colby Rasmus, CF
  6. Brett Lawrie, 3B
  7. J.P. Arencibia, C
  8. David Cooper, 1B
  9. Rajai Davis, LF

Next Game

Boston Red Sox
@ Toronto Blue Jays

Friday, Jun 1, 2012, 7:07 PM EDT
Rogers Centre

Clay Buchholz vs Henderson Alvarez

Cloudy. Winds blowing out to center field at 15-20 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 60.

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