Red Sox Spring Training Delight – 3/15

Kyle Lohse (L), Alfredo Aceves (R)

After enjoying a day off yesterday, the Boston Red Sox return to Grapefruit League action when they host the St. Louis Cardinals at JetBlue Park this afternoon.

The first pitch today is scheduled for 2:35 p.m. There is no television or radio coverage of the game.

Here are this afternoon’s lineups:

St. Louis Cardinals Boston Red Sox
1. Rafael Furcal SS 1. Kevin Youkilis 3B
2. Jon Jay CF 2. Jacoby Ellsbury CF
3. Carlos Beltran DH 3. Dustin Pedroia 2B
4. Matt Adams 1B 4. Adrian Gonzalez 1B
5. Daniel Descalso 2B 5. David Ortiz DH
6. Matt Carpenter LF 6. Cody Ross RF
7. Erik Komatsu RF 7. Ryan Lavarnway C
8. Koyie Hill C 8. Darnell McDonald LF
9. Alex Cora 3B 9. Nick Punto SS
Kyle Lohse SP Alfredo Aceves SP

Aceves will be followed by RHP Daniel Bard, RHP Matt Albers and LHP Justin Thomas.

Lohse will be followed by RHP Jason Motte, RHP Kyle McClellan, RHP Fernando Salas, LHP J.C. Romero and LHP Marc Rzepczynski.

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Learning to be Lester: Prospect Drake Britton taking notes on Sox ace [Alex Speier –]

It’s clear that Red Sox are coming into focus [Boston Globe]

Out-of-nowhere Daniel Nava back there [Boston Herald]

Bobby Valentine, Ben Cherington in good spot [Boston Herald]

Handicapping the Red Sox’ rotation competition [Clubhouse Insider]

Red Sox top pitching prospect hopes to start season in Double-A [Clubhouse Insider]

Morning Red Sox notes: Ryan Sweeney still sore, pitching rotation [Clubhouse Insider]

Valentine: Carl Crawford to start hitting ’soon’ [Clubhouse Insider]

Scott Brown lauds Wakefield and Varitek [CSN New England]

Sox’ deal for Lannan still possible [CSN New England]

Pitching plans for the next few days [Extra Bases]

Ryan Lavarnway is still impressing … Bad news for Quiznos, good for the Red Sox [Full Count]

How the new CBA is hitting Red Sox players in the back pocket [Full Count]

Karl Ravech called it: Kevin Youkilis latest to lead off for Red Sox [Full Count]

Felix Doubront Poised to Land No. 5 Spot in Red Sox Rotation, Shortstop Battle Heating Up (Podcast) []

Hazen: “The decisions are far from over” [Projo Sox Blog]

Top prospect Ranaudo aiming for assignment to Double-A [Projo Sox Blog]

Sweeney taking return from quad strain slowly [Projo Sox Blog]

Prospect Q&A: Lavarnway on cusp []

Legend of Bobby V continues to build []

Short answer: Aviles the likely starter for Sox []

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