Beautiful morning in Fort Myers
Jonathan Mayo filling in for Ian Browne for the next few here…
The rain is gone, the sun is shining. Let’s play two.
Actually, the Red Sox will, with an intrasquad game being played on the main field following the main game against the Pirates. Gotta go talk to the skipper, but for now, here’s today’s lineup:
Clay Buchholz is starting. It’s a fairly stacked, close to Opening Day, lineup. That’s not usually something Terry Francona likes to do at this point of the spring, but the time off because of the rain kind of forced his hand.
“I don’t like doing what we’re doing today,” Francona said. “Guys have to stay out there too long to get their at-bats. But with the rain, we needed to get this group out there today. I don’t like doing that that much.”