FORT MYERS, Fla. — Josh Beckett pitches today and Clay Buchholz will start a minor league game tomorrow and go six or seven innings.
Then the starters line up like this:
Thursday: Alfredo Aceves against Toronto; Felix Doubront will pitch in a minor league game.
Friday: Daniel Bard against Minnesota
So the rotation is set up like this:
It hasn’t been announced as such. But that’s how they’re lined up now. It’s likely no coincidence that Doubront is pitching in a minor league game on Thursday instead of against the Blue Jays. Because if he is the No. 4 starter, his first game would be April 9 in Toronto.