Red Sox drop Carl Crawford to 7th

Updated: April 18, 2011, 2:23 PM ET
By Steven Krasner | Special to ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Manager Terry Francona massaged his batting order yet again.

Monday's Boston Red Sox lineup featured J.D. Drew hitting in the leadoff spot, while struggling left fielder Carl Crawford was dropped by Francona to seventh in the order.

Crawford began the day batting a woeful .127 and has been pressing badly (he had a RBI double in four at-bats in Monday's 9-1 victory over Toronto). Francona thought batting Crawford seventh might take a little pressure off of a player ...

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