Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Final Spring Tune-Up Has A Very Opening Day Look To It

Despite missing Hanley RamirezXander Bogaerts and Rafael Devers, the Red Sox will otherwise send out a pretty representative squad today in their final Spring Training tune-up against the Cubbies. The Boston line-up is: Mookie Betts RF, J.D. Martinez DH, Eduardo Núñez 2B, Andrew Benintendi LF, Mitch Moreland 1B, Christian Vázquez C, Jackie Bradley Jr. CF, Ivan De Jesus 3B and Brock Holt SS. Hector Velázquez—the team's fifth starter—will take to the hill. The starters may not actually play much of the game—beyond a couple of at-bats—as the last thing the team needs is another injury in a meaningless contest. While Ramirez and Bogaerts are just getting a rest, Devers is suffering from a right knee contusion sustained in yesterday's meaningless contest.