An early look at Red Sox’ 2013 lineup

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What the Red Sox lineup could look like in 2013 based on the early assembly of the roster:

CFJacoby Ellsbury He will be a free agent after the season, which should provide plenty of motivationRFShane Victorino Switch hitter with speed, fits in well hitting second in this lineup2BDustin Pedroia If healthy, he could chase another MVP; he is tired of losingDHDavid Ortiz He has the two-year contract he wanted, now he has to keep producing1BMike Napoli He has a swing made for Fenway Park, but first base could be a challenge defensively3BWill Middlebrooks He created plenty of optimism as a rookie last seasonLFJonny Gomes Red Sox are hoping this platoon player can play every dayCJarrod Saltalamacchia Or maybe it’s Ryan Lavarnway, with a lot of David Ross (stay tuned)SSJose Iglesias The defensive whiz has to prove he can hit in the majors, at least a little

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PETER ABRAHAM

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