|02-19-2013, 12:37 PM||#1|
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Lackey, Lester to start weekend games
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The Red Sox today posted their projected pitchers for the first two Grapefruit League games, naming John Lackey to start Saturdayís opener against the Rays and Jon Lester for Sundayís game against the Cardinals.
Lesterís start would put him on track to start Opening Day for the Sox, but manager John Farrell wasnít willing to commit to him just yet when asked about it.
Here is more info on others scheduled to pitch through Monday:
* Saturday vs. Rays at JetBluePark
Lackey (1 inning or 20 pitches)
Drake Britton (2 innings or 35 pitches)
Also scheduled to pitch: Pedro Beato, Anthony Carter, Jose De La Torre, Oscar Villareal, Alex Wilson and Steven Wright.
* Saturday (simulated game)
Clay Buchholz (2 innings or 35 pitches)
Franklin Morales (1 inning or 20 pitches)
* Sunday at Cardinals
Lester (2 innings or 35 pitches)
Rubby De La Rosa (1 inning or 20 pitches)
Also scheduled to pitch: Junichi Tazawa, Joel Hanrahan, Andrew Bailey, Andrew Miller and Koji Uehara.
* Monday at Rays
Alfredo Aceves (2 innings or 35 pitches)
Chris Hernandez (2 innings or 35 pitches)
Also scheduled to pitch: Daniel Bard, Clayton Mortensen, Oscar Villareal and Alex Wilson.
* Monday at Blue Jays
Steven Wright (2 innings or 35 pitches)
Allen Webster (2 innings or 35 pitches)
Also scheduled to pitch: Terry Doyle, De La Torre, Beato, Chris Carpenter and Anthony Carter
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