Xander Bogaerts is not in the Red Sox starting lineup on Saturday.
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This is the first day of rest that Bogaerts has received this season. The 21-year-old shortstop is off to a strong start to the season, hitting .271/.411/.356 with a homer and three RBI in his first 17 games.
Michael Bourn is not in the Indians starting lineup for Saturday's contest against the Blue Jays.
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Bourn, who returned this week from a hamstring injury, is just 1-for-13 (.077) with five strikeouts and a stolen bases in his first three games. It's likely just a day to rest and clear his head, and he's expected to return to the lineup for Sunday's series finale.
Rays prospect right-handed pitcher Nate Karns had his second consecutive good start for Triple-A Durham, striking out nine.
Karns allowed only two hits, one walk, and one hit batsmen in seven shutout innings. Hit ERA sits at an unsightly 5.59 due to two bad starts to start 2014, but in his past two starts he has a 0.75 ERA and opponents are hitting .132/.214/.211 against him. The Rays rotation is beyond overloaded, so Karns would need a couple of injuries to see time in Tampa Bay that is not as a long reliever.