Francona: Lester to miss Sunday’s start; Gonzalez getting a day off

Terry Francona, appearing on WEEI, confirmed the report here last night that Jon Lester would miss his start on Sunday and be replaced by Alfredo Aceves.

Lester was scheduled for an MRI at 2:30 today. It sounds like he’s headed for the disabled list.

Also, Adrian Gonzalez is getting a day off. He is 1 for 6 against Ricky Romero. Gonzalez also is 7 of his last 32 (.219) and has a bit of a stiff neck apparently.

Kevin Youkilis will play first and Yamaico Navarro will be at third.

More to come later on.


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