Pitching plans for this week

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:

Lester
Beckett
Buchholz
Doubront
Bard

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.

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