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Red Sox vs. Braves Lineups: Nathan Eovaldi takes on Acuña and company

There’s plenty of talent coming into Fort Myers today

Red Sox vs Twins Staff Photo By Matt Stone/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald

The Red Sox are in action at home on Sunday afternoon, welcoming in a talented and exciting Braves team. This one gets started at 1:05 PM ET, and you’ll be able to catch this one live both on NESN as well as MLB Network for those who are out of market. On the radio, 93.7 FM WEEI has the call.

Boston will be sending Nathan Eovaldi out to the mound for his second appearance of the spring. The righty wasn’t perfect his first time out, but he got up to 100 mph with his fastball and showed off a nice splitter a few times. He’ll look to build on that against a talented Braves team, even for spring training. They’re sending both Ronald Acuña Jr. and Ozzie Albies, one of the best 1-2 punches in the NL, as well as new outfielder Marcell Ozuna. Look for Eovaldi to go at least three this afternoon.

On the other side, there’s not a ton of note for Boston. They have regulars filling their top five spots, with Michael Chavis, Rafael Devers, J.D. Martinez, Mitch Moreland, and Christian Vázquez. Of note is that Chavis will be in the DH slot with Martinez out in left field. In the bottom half of the lineup, of note are Marco Hernández, who’s battling for a bench spot to start the year, as well as Jeter Downs, perhaps the top prospect in the system.

The full lineups are below:

3/1, vs. Braves

Lineup Spot Braves Red Sox
Lineup Spot Braves Red Sox
1 Ronald Acuña Jr., RF Michael Chavis, DH
2 Ozzie Albies, 2B Rafael Devers, 3B
3 Marcell Ozuna, LF J.D. Martinez, LF
4 Yonder Alonso, 1B Mitch Moreland, 1B
5 Dansby Swanson, SS Christian Vázquez, C
6 Ender Inciarte, CF Marco Hernández, 2B
7 Alex Jackson, C Rusney Castillo, CF
8 Rafael Ortega, DH Jeter Downs, SS
9 Sean Kazmar Jr., 3B Nick Longhi, RF
SP Mike Foltynewicz, RHP Nathan Eovaldi, RHP