Can patchwork outfield hold up?

As Red Sox rely on call-ups, their outfield ranking has plummeted

Updated: June 17, 2010, 5:37 PM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Here's the flip side of the remarkable Red Sox debuts made by Grand Slam Daniel Nava and, before him, Darnell McDonald, who also hit a home run in his first Sox at-bat.

On the whole, the Sox outfield is playing far below the norm in the American League, which is not unexpected given that two starters, Jacoby Ellsbury and Mike Cameron, have a total of 45 and 72 plate appearances, respectively, 65 games into the season.

Last season, the Sox outfield of Jason Bay, Ellsbury and ...

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