May 26, 2011 at 9:57 AM
Several media outlets have reported that outfielder Josh Reddick is in the lineup for Boston today, starting in right field and batting eighth. The 24-year-old outfielder posted a line of .248/.344/.527 with 12 home runs and 29 RBI in 44 games with Triple-A Pawtucket. More importantly for Reddick, for whom plate discipline has always been a concern, he has walked 26 times this season, matching his combined total from Boston and Pawtucket in 2010. Reddick will take the roster spot of Darnell McDonald, who went on the disabled list Thursday with a strained left quad.
In other news, NESN's Heidi Watney reported that outfielder Daniel Nava, who was designated for assignment to make room for pitcher Franklin Morales, has cleared waivers and been outrighted to Pawtucket.