FORT MYERS, Fla. — The Sox will start playing games on Saturday. Here's how the pitching will line up:
Saturday vs. Boston College (1:05 p.m.): RHP Stolmy Pimentel, RHP Michael Bowden, RHP Jason Rice.
Saturday vs. Northeastern (6 p.m.): RHP Kyle Weiland, RHP Alex Wilson, LHP Rich Hill
Sunday at Twins (7:05 p.m.): RHP Josh Beckett, RHP Clay Buchholz, RHP Brandon Duckworth.
Monday vs. Twins (1:05 p.m.): RHP Daisuke Matsuzaka
Obviously others will pitch in these games, too. This is what they have lined up so far. And don't read anything in Beckett starting the first game. He'll only go two innings and the Sox have plenty of days to line up the rotation for the regular season.
Terry Francona has yet to name his Opening Day starter.