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.
Cordero is out of the lineup for the first game of Wednesday's doubleheader with the Blue Jays, Christopher Smith of The Springfield Republican reports. Considering that the Blue Jays are expected to use two left-handed starting pitchers Wednesday in Steven Matz and Robbie Ray, the lefty-hitting Cordero may not crack the lineup for either half of the twin bill. That said, Cordero still looks as though he could be in store for a look as a strong-side platoon man at first base. He manned first base for both of Boston's last two games, when the Red Sox faced right-handed starting pitchers.
Cordero is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Blue Jays, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports. While making his second straight start at first base Monday and third in a row overall, Cordero went 2-for-4 with a pair of base hits in Boston's 5-4 win in the series opener. Though he'll take a seat Tuesday with southpaw Robbie Ray on the hill for Toronto, the lefty-hitting Cordero may have captured a strong-side platoon role at first base. Bobby Dalbec will replace Cordero at the position Tuesday.
Cordero started at first base and went 2-for-4 in Monday's 5-4 win over the Blue Jays. Cordero made a second consecutive start at first base -- both against right-handers -- in place of Bobby Dalbec, who has a .578 OPS against righties. He has three hits in seven at-bats in those two starts. Toronto will have left-hander Robbie Ray on the bump Tuesday, so we could see Dalbec back in the lineup for that one. Cordero or Michael Chavis could get starts at first base against right-handers until Boston's injured regulars -- Christian Arroyo (hamstring), Marwin Gonzalez (hamstring) and Danny Santana (groin) -- are ready to return.
Cordero will start at first base and bat eighth Monday against the Blue Jays, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports. Cordero logged only 38 innings worth of experience at first base at Triple-A Worcester prior to his call-up last week, but that's apparently enough for the Red Sox to give him a look at the position while Bobby Dalbec continues to struggle versus right-handed pitching and while Christian Arroyo (hamstring), Marwin Gonzalez (hamstring) and Danny Santana (groin) are on the shelf. The 26-year-old picked up his first start at first base in Sunday's 5-4 win over the Yankees, going 1-for-3 with a run scored. Expect either Cordero or Michael Chavis to occupy the position versus right-handed pitching until the Red Sox regain some health.
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