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Red Sox at Yankees Lineups: Andrew Benintendi returns from a short absence

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And Martín Pérez is on the mound.

Philadelphia Phillies v Boston Red Sox Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images

The Red Sox play their first national TV game of 2020 with ESPN getting the broadcast for Tuesday afternoon’s matchup against the Yankees. This is the second long (relative to normal spring training trips) bus ride in a row for Boston as they make the trek up to Tampa for this contest. First pitch is set for 1:05 PM ET.

The most notable person in the lineup for this game is Andrew Benintendi, who had missed a few games of late with a hamstring issue. It was never thought to be serious, but we all know with hamstrings recovery can be slower than initially thought at times. So, it’s nice to see him in the lineup. They are easing him back in a bit, though, as he gets the start at DH for this game. Joining him on the trip are regulars like Rafael Devers, Michael Chavis and José Peraza, as well as Jonathan Lucroy behind the plate and Tzu-Wei Lin in center field.

On the mound is Martín Pérez, who is looking to be a surprise late-career breakout in 2020. It’s going to be a challenge, partially because of lineups like the Yankees. Even with some injuries to significant players, New York has a spring training lineup that feature Clint Frazier in the nine spot. This will be a nice early-season test for the Red Sox southpaw.

The full lineups are below:

3/3, at Yankees

Lineup Spot Red Sox Yankees
Lineup Spot Red Sox Yankees
1 Andrew Beninendi, DH DJ LeMahieu, 2B
2 Rafael Devers, 3B Brett Gardner, CF
3 Michael Chavis, 1B Gleyber Torres, SS
4 Jonathan Lucroy, C Gary Sánchez, C
5 José Peraza, 2B Luke Voit, 1B
6 Tzu-Wei Lin, CF Miguel Andújar, LF
7 C.J. Chatham, SS Mike Tauchman, DH
8 Jarren Duran, RF Gio Urshela, 3B
9 John Andreoli, LF Clint Frazier, RF
SP Martín Pérez, LHP Masahiro Tanaka, RHP