Red Sox Spring Training Delight – 3/29

After enjoying a day off yesterday, the Boston Red Sox return to Grapefruit League action as their AL East brethren the Toronto Blue Jays come to JetBlue Park this afternoon.

First pitch is scheduled for 1:35 p.m. and there is no television or radio coverage of the game.

Here are today’s lineups:

Toronto Blue Jays Boston Red Sox
1. Anthony Gose CF 1. Jacoby Ellsbury CF
2. Rajai Davis RF 2. Dustin Pedroia 2B
3. Eric Thames LF 3. Adrian Gonzalez 1B
4. Yan Gomes 1B 4. Kevin Youkilis 3B
5. Luis Valbuena SS 5. David Ortiz DH
6. Jeff Mathis C 6. Darnell McDonald LF
7. Ricardo Nanita DH 7. Ryan Sweeney RF
8. Jonathan Diaz 2B 8. Kelly Shoppach C
9. Chris Woodward 3B 9. Mike Aviles SS
Drew Hutchison SP Alfredo Aceves SP

Aceves will be followed by LHP Justin Thomas, RHP Scott Atchison and RHP Michael Bowden.

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Carpenter to have surgery [Boston Globe]

List of hopefuls for Red Sox’ lineup [Boston Globe]

Mike Aviles takes a weight and see approach [Boston Herald]

The Mike Aviles offseason workout [Boston Herald]

‘Push back’ but no rift between Ben Cherington, Bobby Valentine [Boston Herald]

‘Biggest calves in the game’ are attention-getters [Boston Herald]

Sox-Cubs deal may need elbow room [Boston Herald]

The mystery continues: Where exactly will Jacoby Ellsbury hit? [Rob Bradford –]

Aaron Cook wants to make the decision hard on the Red Sox [Clubhouse Insider]

Clay Buchholz takes another step closer to the regular season [Clubhouse Insider]

Video: Pitching in on Aaron Cook and Clay Buchholz [Clubhouse Insider]

Setting up the Red Sox pitching rotation for the next few days [Clubhouse Insider]

No timetable set, but Carl Crawford return unlikely early in the season [Clubhouse Insider]

Bailey: ‘I’m ready to roll’ [CSN New England]

Buchholz looks into upping his tempo [CSN New England]

Schilling, Burks, Barrett among Red Sox Hall of Fame inductees [CSN New England]

Getting a handle on the Bobby V. experience [CSN New England]

Crawford likely out until May [CSN New England]

Decision time: Remaining Red Sox roster moves [CSN New England]

Scout on Bobby V: ‘It’ll be all or nothing’ [ESPN Boston]

Bobby V.: Crawford might need 50 rehab ABs [ESPN Boston]

Disabled list already filling up [Extra Bases]

Carpenter’s elbow issues nobody’s fault? [Extra Bases]

A few pregame notes [Extra Bases]

Fenway to host Liverpool-AS Roma soccer game July 25 [Full Count]

Clay Buchholz, Aaron Cook, Vicente Padilla and Andrew Bailey take on some Rays minor leaguers [Full Count]

Curt Schilling says Red Sox players hate Bobby Valentine [HardballTalk]

Daisuke Matsuzaka Throws A Simulated Game, Hits 92 MPH on the Radar Gun []

Cody Ross’ ‘Fenway Swing’ Makes Him Front-Runner to Start in Right Field for Red Sox on Opening Day []

Jose Iglesias Demotion Was Tough Move for Red Sox, Magic Johnson Should Bring Glamour Back to Dodgers (Video) []

Ryan Lavarnway’s Talent, Potential Undeniable, But Young Catcher May Need More Triple-A Seasoning to Begin Season [Don Orsillo –]

Crawford to need 50 at-bats in rehab games [Projo Sox Blog]

Padilla content to relieve []

Carpenter set to have bone spurs removed []

Cook feels ready for work in rotation []

Buchholz gets his work in []

2012 SoxProspects Pre-Season All-Stars []

“The Adventures of Ellsbury ‘n’ Elf” Presents: Four Brilliant But Ultimately Failed Bobby Valentine Initiatives [Surviving Grady]

Red Sox bear resemblance to 2002 edition [Touching All The Bases]

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