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Red Sox vs. Rays: Grady Sizemore, Jackie Bradley Jr. play together

Jackie Bradley Jr. and Grady Sizemore will both take the field Tuesday afternoon as each makes their case to start on Opening Day.

Grady Sizemore and Jackie Bradley Jr. will both take the field Tuesday afternoon, with Sizemore in center field and Bradley in right as the Red Sox' spring training schedule winds down.

Boston Red Sox (8-15)

  1. Daniel Nava, LF
  2. Dustin Pedroia, 2B
  3. Mike Carp, DH
  4. Mike Napoli, 1B
  5. Grady Sizemore, CF
  6. Xander Bogaerts, SS
  7. A.J. Pierzynski, C
  8. Will Middlebrooks, 3B
  9. Jackie Bradley Jr., RF

Starting Pitcher -- Clay Buchholz

Tampa Bay Rays (15-5)

  1. David DeJesus, CF
  2. Wil Myers, RF
  3. Ben Zobrist, 2B
  4. Evan Longoria, 3B
  5. James Loney, 1B
  6. Matt Joyce, LF
  7. Sean Rodriguez, SS
  8. Jose Molina, C
  9. Yunel Escobar, DH

Starting Pitcher -- Jake Odorizzi

It's interesting to see Bradley in right and Sizemore in center. Typically the center field spot would be given to the better defensive player, and at this point in their respective careers it's hard to imagine that Bradley doesn't have Sizemore beat in that department. More strange than interesting is where Sizemore ends up in the lineup, batting fifth after a spring training spent exclusively in the leadoff spot.

First pitch is at 1:05 p.m. EST with NESN handling the broadcast duties.