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Red Sox, Terry Francona Considering Playing Adrian Gonzalez In Outfield During Interleague Play

Adrian Gonzalez may well be the slowest man in baseball not named Molina. 

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But that may not stop him from playing right field on the Red Sox' upcoming nine-game National League roadtrip, says ESPN.com's Gordon Edes. 

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When in NL parks, the Red Sox can't use a designated hitter, which means that David Ortiz' bat, which has been tormenting opposing pitchers all season long, would be left to get cold on the bench while Gonzalez took all the reps at first base. 

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Gonzalez, of course, is no right fielder, but then again neither is Ortiz, who's only played first base at the big-league level, when he's been in the field at all. Gonzalez has played right field in one game at the major league level, when he was with the Texas Rangers - he recorded one error in four chances, good for a .750 fielding percentage, and hasn't looked back since. 

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Of course, not having Ortiz's bat would be devastating to a Red Sox offense that figures to get no production out of its pitcher's batting spot, so taking the plunge may be something that Gonzalez has to do to keep the offense chugging along. 

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