Boston Red Sox supervisor Alex Cora introduced on the winter conferences on Tuesday that he’ll move Mookie Betts to the No. 2 spot within the lineup and Andrew Benintendi to leadoff subsequent season.

Betts, the reigning AL MVP, hit leadoff in all 131 video games he began this previous season. He is made 32 profession begins batting second, most just lately in September 2017.

Benintendi hit leadoff 21 instances in 2018, most of which got here whereas Betts was on the disabled checklist with a left belly pressure. The Red Sox left fielder hit .322 with 5 HRs and 15 RBIs in these video games, with a .979 OPS.

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