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Red Sox at Rays lineup: Rested and ready, except for J.D. Martinez

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Boston faces the ‘rebuilding Tampa Bay’ for the first time in 2018.

MLB: Spring Training-Boston Red Sox at Baltimore Orioles
Look who’s batting cleanup!
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After their first off-day of the winter, the Sox are back in action against Tampa Bay this afternoon (1:05 p.m., WEEI only) in Port Charlotte, Fla. I’ve gotta practice bunting today, so I’ll keep it short. This is your gamethread. Here is the once again Martinez-less lineup:

  1. Rusney Castillo, RF
  2. Andrew Benintendi, CF
  3. Hanley Ramirez, 1B
  4. Rafael Devers, 3B
  5. Xander Bogaerts, SS
  6. Blake Swihart, LF
  7. Brock Holt, 2B
  8. Sandy Leon, C
  9. Sam Travis, DH

SP: Hector Velazquez, LHP