BOSTON -- Red Sox manager Terry Francona has referred to Jed Lowrie as a super-utility player.
The switch-hitting infielder can play all four positions and he will be relied upon this season in every role. He wants to be in the lineup on a daily basis, but he understands the situation.
Francona gave shortstop Marco Scutaro today off, and Lowrie will be starting and batting seventh.
“I prepare myself every day. Nothing changes with what I’m doing,” Lowrie said.
It’s his second start this season and even though the Red Sox know exactly what kind of performance they’re going to get when Lowrie’s in the lineup, he still wants to prove his worth every time he plays.
“You go out there every day doing that,” he said. “I’m not going to go out there and try to be someone I’m not. This is a game you have to prove yourself every day, whether you’re a Hall of Famer or a rookie. You have to prove who you are every day.”