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11:20 a.m.: Red Sox fans may want to pay close attention to Sunday’s game. There’s a possibility that the lineup is a preview of what we’ll see when the team opens up the season against the Yankees on April 1.
Shane Victorino is back in the Boston lineup after playing in the World Baseball Classic. He’ll bat second, with Dustin Pedroia batting third and Mike Napoli hitting cleanup.
Manager John Farrell elected to insert two of his catchers into the lineup, with David Ross getting the start behind that plate and Jarrod Saltalamacchia — who has been swinging a hot bat — serving as the club’s designated hitter.
Jose Iglesias, who tripled on Saturday, gets another start at shortstop, as Stephen Drew is still battling concussion symptoms.
Check out the lineups below.
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
Shane Victorino, RF
Dustin Pedroia, 2B
Mike Napoli, 1B
Jarrod Saltalamacchia, DH
Will Middlebrooks, 3B
Jonny Gomes, LF
David Ross, C
Jose Iglesias, SS
Jon Lester, P
Eduardo Escobar, SS
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[caption id="attachment_58676" align="alignnone" width="620"] Jose Iglesias is showing more and more improvement at the plate. That's terrific news right now for the Red Sox.[/caption] Every team during spring training has it's fair share of bumps, bruises, positive steps and growing pains. The Red Sox are no different. Manager John Farrell and...
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