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Virtually every Red Sox regular — except David Ortiz and Mike Napoli who aren’t ready for game action just yet — will play in Thursday’s early game against Northeastern at JetBlue Park. The top prospects will play against Boston College.
The roster against Northeastern at 1:35 p.m. ET:
Catchers: Lavarnway, Ross, Saltalamacchia; Infielders: Ciriaco, Drew, Hamilton, Iglesias, Middlebrooks, Overbay, Pedroia, Sutton; Outfielders: Ellsbury, Gomes, Maier, Nava, Sweeney, Victorino.
Against Boston College at 4 p.m., top prospects Xander Bogaerts, Jackie Bradley, Jr. and Deven Marrero will play. No established Major Leaguers will play in that one. Brock Holt and Mauro Gomez are on the roster for that game.
We already covered the pitching in recent days, but as a refresher, John Farrell will go exclusively with bullpen arms. Joel Hanrahan, the new closer, will start against NU. Daniel Bard will also pitch in that game. Andrew Bailey will get an inning against Boston College.
When the exhibition games start on Saturday for the Red Sox, players who missed significant time with injuries will be back on the field.
Dustin Pedroia is most prominent among them. The second baseman will bat second in the 1 p.m. game against Boston College.
“I’m moving around good. I feel good and I’m just excited to be out there,” said Pedroia. “It’s going to be fun. it’s been a long time. I’ve put a lot of hard work in getting back and it should be fun.”
Pedroia fractured the navicular bone in his left foot on June 25 in San Francisco, and had a two-game comeback in mid-August before going back on the shelf for good. Now, he’s back, and ready to be healthy for a full season.
“I’m just like everybody else right now,” Pedroia said. “Everybody pretty much goes every other day so I’m sure I’ll be on that plan for a little bit and I’ll just kind of ease it back in. I’ve felt great over here — there hasn’t been any problems.”
Here are Saturday’s lineups:
BC, 1 p.m:
Northeastern, 6 p.m.