Red Sox still searching for offense

Any sort of worthy sequel to 2013 can't be written without better run production

Updated: June 19, 2014, 11:30 AM ET
By Jackie MacMullan | ESPNBoston.com

The Opening Day center fielder has been designated for assignment and replaced by a 26-year-old who has played five positions since being called up to the majors -- including four (first base, left field, center field, right field) he's never played before on the professional level.

David Ortiz, the heart of the team and Boston's Paul Bunyan last October, is batting just .246 (though he hit a game-tying homer in the 10th inning of Tuesday's walk-off victory over the Twins). Dustin ...

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