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Sunday Red Sox lineup: Starters hit the road to face Phillies

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The Red Sox are in Clearwater Sunday afternoon, bringing plenty of starters along to take along the Philadelphia Phillies.

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A rare occurence for a rare spring training game with a broadcast: many of the starters will hit the road, visiting Clearwater for a game against the Philadelphia Phillies.

Boston Red Sox

  1. Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
  2. Shane Victorino, RF
  3. Dustin Pedroia, 2B
  4. Mike Napoli, 1B
  5. Will Middlebrooks, 3B
  6. Jonny Gomes, DH
  7. Jackie Bradley Jr., LF
  8. Ryan Lavarnway, C
  9. Jose Iglesias, SS

Starting Pitcher -- Brandon Workman, SP

We start with what will likely be the top-six on opening day, and finish with three interesting prospects. Not half bad.

Brandon Workman fits in with that latter group himself. While he's not likely to see the majors for any significant time, he is getting to that point where he's the first line of defense against injury to starters. The likes of Allen Webster have hogged the spotlight there in recent days, and it's possible that Workman's destiny will ultimately be in the bullpen. but either way he's a name that most Red Sox fans will be familiar with in 2014.

The game will be on NESN, so we'll have a broadcast for those interested.