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Even after the Red Sox’ extra inning loss, Daniel Nava still didn’t have a complete handle on the list of injuries that forced the Sox to tweak their lineup at the last minute.
When the day started, David Ortiz out of the lineup for a scheduled day off. Mike Napoli was supposed fill in at DH and Mike Carp step in at first.
Carp took ground balls before the game, but as first-pitch crept closer, he started to feel his back tighten up and ended up being scratched.
Then, minutes before game time, the Sox scratched Will Middlebrooks for reasons still unknown.
Nava didn’t ask any questions.
All he knew was that he was moving from left field to first base.