BOSTON — Boston Red Sox Manager Terry Francona shuffled his lineup by taking struggling left fielder Carl Crawford out for today’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays.

Crawford, who signed a seven-year, $142 million contract in the offseason, went 0 for 5 in Friday’s 7-6 loss to the Blue Jays, dropping his average to .137.

Jed Lowrie, hitting .471 in limited playing time, was inserted into the leadoff spot and is playing shortstop.

Francona is also playing Mike Cameron in center, batting him sixth, and Darnell McDonald will be playing left and batting eighth. Those two moves are because Toronto is starting left-hander Jo-Jo Reyes.

The Red Sox enter today’s game with a major-league worst 2-10 record.


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