will play first base tonight. He says his mitt is "hard as a rock, but good hands never leave you".
That probably means Adrian Gonzalez will be in right field for the second time in his career and first time since 2005. If that happens, adding insult to (the risk of) injury is the fact that John Lackey - tied with Tim Wakefield as the starter with the worst GB-to-FB ratio on the staff - will be on the hill.
But perhaps Terry Francona will give Gonzalez - one of only five MLB hitters with an OPS over 1.000 - his first day off of the season and go with J.D. Drew, whose vision seems fine after taking batting practice on Tuesday, against Phillies RHP Vance Worley.
Dustin Pedroia: "It'll be good offensively, but damn, I've gotta play second, first and right. That's a lot of ground to cover, man. I've got small legs."
David Ortiz: "Talk to you tomorrow when I hit a bomb."