The Sox split up their 59 players with a crew headed north to Port Charlotte and the rest staying at City of Palms Park to host the Twins. Here are the lineups:
Red Sox (at Rays)
Pitching: Felix Doubront followed by Adam Mills, Kyle Weiland, Fabio Castro.
Pitching: Andy Sonnanstine followed by Wade Davis, Jake McGee, Dale Thayer, Joe Bateman, Luis De Los Santos.
Red Sox (vs. Twins)
Pitching: John Lackey followed by Michael Bowden, Manny Delcarmen, Brian Shouse, Joe Nelson and Junichi Tazawa.
Pitching: Francisco Liriano followed by Jeff Manship, Glen Perkins, Jesse Crain, Jose Mijares, Kyle Waldrop.
Game time: Both games are at 1:05 p.m.
TV/Radio: The Twins-Sox game will be on WEEI.
Notes: Terry Francona will manage the team in Port Charlotte. Bench coach DeMarlo Hale will handle the team in Fort Myers. … This will be the first spring start for John Lackey, who has kept a fairly low profile in camp thus far. Lackey is expected to throw two innings and about 30 to 35 pitches … The Sox will be playing the Twins for the third straight day. The teams split the first two games. … Both split squad teams will be supplemented by minor leaguers not in camp.
Check back for more later on. I’m headed for Port Charlotte and Amalie will handle matters in Fort Myers.
UPDATE, 11:54 a.m.: The Sox added OF Bubba Bell, C Dan Butler, LHPs Andrew Dobies and Kyle Fernandes, OFs Brett Harper and Daniel Nava and INF Oscar Tejada to the team in Port Charlotte.
UPDATE, 12:39 p.m.: The Rays are using what could well be their Opening Day lineup. Good challenge for 22-year-old Felix Doubront, who was the pitcher of the year for Portland last season.