David Ortiz lined up for success

No matter where he hits in lineup, Red Sox DH working to avoid slow start

Updated: February 23, 2011, 10:15 PM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- While Boston Red Sox manager Terry Francona claims publicly that it's too early to even think about potential regular-season lineups, it's a safe bet that there have been some serious internal discussions about the batting order.

The potential lineup was a hot topic during the winter after the acquisitions of Adrian Gonzalez and Carl Crawford.

With Gonzalez and Crawford along with Dustin Pedroia, Kevin Youkilis and Jacoby Ellsbury likely to hit at the top ...

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