MLB: Who to Start and Sit

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Sure, New England hasn’t been this chaotic since the Great Clam Chowder Famine of ’54, yet all is not forsaken in Fenway Park in spite of Boston’s substandard start. The acquisition of Aviles last July made little waves in Beantown, yet the utility man is hitting .333 with three homers, 13 runs and 10 RBI in 60 at bats for the Sox on the current campaign. Aviles has also provided a calming presence atop the order in the absence of Jacoby Ellsbury, hitting .440 with a .481 OBP in the past week. With less than daunting rotations on the upcoming slate (White Sox, A’s, Orioles, Royals, Indians, Mariners), Aviles has a springboard to prolong his sizzling streak.

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