Meet the 2011 Red Sox
Projected lineupSS Marco Scutaro
Fast fact: Scutaro had the second-highest OPS (.721) among American League shortstops last season. He finished with 49 extra-base hits, six more than Derek Jeter.
Lowdown: Terry Francona has been firm in his commitment to Scutaro, declaring him the shortstop despite the front offices affinity for Jed Lowrie. Scutaro won respect by playing 150 games despite painful shoulder and elbow injuries that sapped his strength. The Sox would like to get him more time off this season, a concession to his age (35) and a desire to use Lowrie often.