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First baseman Travis Shaw makes big league debut for Red Sox

BOSTON -- First baseman Travis Shaw, who this past winter was placed on the 40-man roster for the first time by the Red Sox, will be making his big league debut Friday night.

Shaw, the son of former big leaguer Jeff Shaw, who was teammates with Sox manager John Farrell in Cleveland, was batting ninth and playing first base. Shaw was batting just .189 in 24 games for the Triple-A PawSox, but hit .308 with a home run and eight RBIs in his past seven games.

With David Ortiz serving a one-game suspension after losing his appeal, Mike Napoli was serving as DH, batting fourth. Pablo Sandoval was moved into Ortiz’s usual No. 3 spot, with Daniel Nava, hitless in his past 18 at-bats, batting fifth and playing right field.

The Red Sox do not yet have a replacement for pitching coach Juan Nieves, although Farrell indicated the club was quickly moving toward a hire.

Here is the Red Sox lineup:

Mookie Betts, CF

Dustin Pedroia, 2B

Pablo Sandoval, 3B

Mike Napoli, DH

Daniel Nava, RF

Allen Craig, LF

Blake Swihart, C

Xander Bogaerts, SS

Travis Shaw, 1B

Wade Miley, LHP