Cordero is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Rays.

Boston is facing a left-handed starter (Shane McClanahan) for the sixth game in a row, so the lefty-hitting Cordero will remain on the bench while Bobby Dalbec gets another turn at first base. Cordero's window of opportunity to fill a strong-side platoon role at first base could close rapidly, as Marwin Gonzalez (hamstring) could return from the injured list as soon as Tuesday and may challenge Cordero for the job.

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