Shortstop Edgar Renteria will bat second in the Red Sox order on Opening Day against left-hander Randy Johnson, but when they face right-handers he will be batting lower in the lineup—likely fifth or sixth. Manager Terry Francona made the announcement on Friday, saying outfielder Trot Nixon will bat second on most days against right-handed pitching.
Poor management messing with the top five players in your order. This can do nothing but hurt your teams batting chemistry having someone different bat 2nd every day. Bad news for Renteria owners, thankfully I've stayed away from him this season.