Originally written on NESN.com  |  Last updated 10/29/14
11 a.m.: The lineup cards are in, and what do you know? Jackie Bradley Jr. will get the start out in left field. Manager John Farrell said recently that Bradley would not play left field, insisting that the 22-year-old would play just center field and right field for Boston. It was hardly groundbreaking stuff, but it obviously led to further speculation about whether or not that would impact the decision regarding Bradley’s Opening Day status. It’s spring training, though, which means that nothing is etched in stone, and Farrell soon changed his mind. Bradley played two innings in left field on Friday, and he’ll now see some more time out there as the Red Sox continue to weigh the pros and cons of bringing him up to the majors to begin the season. I’ve said multiple times that I think Bradley should start the season in the minors. Based solely on production, yes, Bradley deserves a big league shot. But there are so many other factors involved, and all of them point to it making much more sense in the long run to start him at the Triple-A level. You can check out my take on Bradley at the links below, and then you can scope out Saturday’s lineups below that. Click here to read about the Mike Trout/Jackie Bradley Jr. comparison >> Click here to listen to a podcast about Bradley’s future >> Red Sox Jacoby Ellsbury, CF Shane Victorino, RF Dustin Pedroia, 2B Mike Napoli, 1B Will Middlebrooks, 3B Jonny Gomes, DH Jackie Bradley Jr., LF Ryan Lavarnway, C Jose Iglesias SS Brandon Workman, P Phillies Ben Revere, CF Jimmy Rollins, SS Chase Utley, 2B Ryan Howard, 1B Michael Young, 3B Domonic Brown, RF Laynce Nix, LF Humberto Quintero, C Cliff Lee, P 8 a.m. ET: The Red Sox took down the Phillies at JetBlue Park on Thursday. Now, they’ll travel to Clearwater to see if they can repeat the feat. The Sox picked up a 6-1 victory on Thursday night behind a big, five-run seventh inning. The game had been knotted up at one until Daniel Nava’s hustle to be out a potential force out allowed Boston to score its second run of the game. Shane Victorino and Dustin Pedroia then extended the lead, with Victorino’s blow coming via a bases-clearing triple. Victorino greeted some of his former Philadelphia teammates on Thursday, and one can assume he’ll do the same on Saturday. After all, The Flyin’ Hawaiian played 987 of his 1,076 career major league games to date with Philadelphia, and he won a World Series with the Phillies in 2008. On Saturday, the Sox will send Brandon Workman to the mound. Workman, a second-round pick in 2010, was named the Red Sox Minor League Pitcher of the Year last season, when he went 10-8 with a 3.50 ERA in 25 starts between High-A Salem and Double-A Portland. This will be the 24-year-old’s first appearance with the big league club this spring. Andrew Bailey and Daniel Bard are expected to follow Workman out of the bullpen. Saturday’s action is scheduled to kick off at 1:05 p.m. ET. You can catch the game on NESN, so be sure to do that, while also spending some time right here. It should be fun.
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