The Red Sox do not have a scheduled Grapefruit League game tonight, but they will be playing an exhibition against null Team Puerto Rico at JetBlue Park. This means that old friend Mike Aviles will get to play against his former teammates, and John Farrell, the manager who he was traded for back in October. Aviles and Will Middlebrooks seemed excited for the showdown:
@middlebrooks get ready brotha!! #turnandburn #donthitittoshort
— Mike Aviles(@Themikeaviles) March 5, 2013
John Lackey will get his third start of the Spring, and hope to improve on his 12.00 ERA. Puerto Rico's lineup has not been announced, but Lackey could see his stiffest competition this year; Puerto Rico's roster features Aviles, Carlos Beltran, Yadier Molina, Angel Pagan, and Alex Rios.
The Red Sox lineup looks like this:
1. Daniel Nava, RF
2. Dustin Pedroia, 2B
3. Stephen Drew, SS
4. Mike Napoli, 1B
5. Mike Carp, LF
6. Will Middlebrooks, 3B
7. Ryan Sweeney, DH
8. Ryan Lavarnway, C
9. Mitch ...