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A night to remember Johnny Pesky

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  August 21, 2012 05:19 PM

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The Red Sox will all wear No. 6 tonight and there will be a pregame ceremony to mark the passing of Johnny Pesky. There also is a No. 6 cut into the grass behind shortstop with a foul pole next to it.

There will be another ceremony later this season.

As to matters involving the team:

Daniel Nava was activated off the disabled list and replaced Carl Crawford on the roster.

Vicente Padilla was activated off the disabled list. Danny Valencia was optioned to Pawtucket.

Jacoby Ellsbury is hitting third for the first time in his career. Bobby Valentine said he hoped that would help Ellsbury be more aggresisve at the plate.

Rich Hill will continue his rehab assignment with Pawtucket. Once he does back-to-back outings, he should be ready to return from the DL.

Daisuke Matsuzaka (yes, he's still around) is scheduled to pitch for Pawtucket tonight. The hope is he will go seven innings. Can you get money on that in Vegas?

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