Nava to hit leadoff; Scutaro has ‘procedure’

Daniel Nava is hitting leadoff tonight against the Diamondbacks and Bill Hall will play shortstop to give Marco Scutaro a day off.

Terry Francona said on WEEI that Scutaro had a procedure on his neck yesterday to relieve the pinched nerve that has been bothering him.

More on this later on once Francona speaks to the media at Fenway Park

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Meanwhile, Conor Jackson came to Boston with Arizona. But he’s not staying. The Diamondbacks have started what could be a dismantling of their roster by trading Jackson to Oakland for RHP Sam Demel. Arizona also included some cash in the deal to pay for some of the $1.8 million Jackson has remaining on his deal.

Jackson, 28, is hitting .238/.326/.331 in 172 plate appearances this year.

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