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Red Sox Spring Training Lineups: Splittin’ the squad

Two games, two lineups.

MLB: Boston Red Sox-Media Day Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

The Red Sox have a pair of spring training games on Wednesday as they have some split squad action. Some of the team will be lucky enough to stay home and take on the Orioles in Fort Myers, while the rest of the team will hit the road to take on the Rays in their home park.

The home lineup is a very fun one, featuring a lot of regulars. The we see Jackie Bradley Jr. in the leadoff spot, which is a little strange, but he is followed by Mookie Betts making his spring debut. Xander Bogaerts is also in there. Additionally, we see both Bobby Dalbec and Michael Chavis in the lineup, with the former at first and the latter at third. This is just like yesterday’s game against the Blue Jays that was eventually cancelled. As we said yesterday, Dalbec is the better third baseman but you have to keep giving Chavis work at the position. Getting Dalbec a little more versatility is a nice side effect as well. On the mound will be Eduardo Rodriguez, making him the first pitcher from Boston’s presumed Opening Day rotation to make a start this spring.

The traveling squad isn’t quite as exciting, but there are still plenty of big names there. Andrew Benintendi will hit lead off, where he’s going to hit this season. Rafael Devers also gets the start at the hot corner while Christian Vazquez plays behind the plate. Mike Shawaryn gets the start on the mound after his scheduled start on Tuesday was rained out.

Here are the full starting lineups for both games:

Red Sox at Twins, 3/22

Lineup Spot Red Sox Twins
Lineup Spot Red Sox Twins
1 Andrew Benintendi, LF Max Kepler, RF
2 Eduardo Núñez, 2B Jorge Polanco, SS
3 Rafael Devers, 3B Nelson Cruz, DH
4 J.D. Martinez, DH Eddie Rosario, LF
5 Xander Bogaerts, SS C.J. Cron, 1B
6 Mitch Moreland, 1B Marwin Gonzalez, 3B
7 Jackie Bradley Jr., CF Jonathan Schoop, 2B
8 Christian Vázquez, C Jason Castro, C
9 Gorkys Hernández, RF Byron Buxton, CF
SP Dan Runzler, LHP Kyle Gibson, RHP

Red Sox at Pirates, 3/17

Lineup Spot Red Sox Pirates
Lineup Spot Red Sox Pirates
1 Jackie Bradley Jr., CF Adam Frazier, 2B
2 Mookie Betts, RF Starling Marte, CF
3 Steve Pearce, 1B Corey Dickerson, LF
4 Sandy Leon, C Josh Bell, 1B
5 Bryce Brentz, LF Francisco Cervelli, C
6 Bobby Dalbec, 3B Lonnie Chisenhall, RF
7 Sam Travis, DH Jung Ho Kang, 3B
8 Chad De La Guerra, 2B Erik Gonzalez, SS
9 C.J. Chatham, SS Jameson Taillon, P
SP Marcus Walden, RHP Jameson Taillon, RHP

These games will both be able to be followed along, though neither will be broadcast locally on NESN. Instead, if you want to follow the Orioles game you will have to rely on radio broadcast. It will be on 850 AM WEEI. Meanwhile, the Rays game will be broadcast by Tampa Bay’s feed, which means you will be able to catch that one on MLB.TV if you’re a subscriber. If you’re not, but you do have MLB Network on your cable package, they will be showing a replay of the game tomorrow morning at 6:00 AM. I won’t be watching that, but I won’t judge if you do.