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Monday, May 10, 2010
Drew scratched with vertigo

By Gordon Edes

BOSTON -- Minutes before the game, the Red Sox announced that right-fielder J.D. Drew had been scratched from the lineup due to vertigo.

Drew had been at his locker about an hour before the game, in uniform, so the onset of vertigo evidently came on late.

Jonathan Van Every was inserted into the lineup in right field and is batting ninth. David Ortiz moved up a spot to the No. 5 hole that had been occupied by Drew, who has been Boston's hottest hitter on the homestand, batting .500 (12 for 24) with 9 runs scored, 5 RBIs, 3 doubles and 4 walks.

The other bit of news here is that Tim Wakefield has been re-inserted into the rotation temporarily. He will start Wednesday here against the Blue Jays, with Josh Beckett pushed back to Friday. The move was made, according to manager Terry Francona, to keep Wakefield stretched out and to give Beckett an extra day (actually two, with Thursday being an off-day before the Sox open a three-game set with the Tigers).