Roche: Red Sox Lineup, Rotation Taking Shape With Opening Day 3 Weeks Away

March 10, 2014 4:10 PM
Roche: Red Sox Lineup, Rotation Taking Shape With Opening Day 3 Weeks Away
" BOSTON (CBS) — Ready or not, baseball is coming.

We’re just three short weeks away from Opening Day, and today we get a glimpse of what the Red Sox lineup could look like come March 31 in Baltimore.

Jon Lester will toe the rubber against the Rays at JetBlue Park, his first start of the spring, and Shane Victorino is in the lineup for the first time, batting sixth and playing right field.

“We’re starting to get what shapes up to be our regular roster back on the field,” manager John Farrell told reporters Monday morning from Fort Myers. “And as we talked about yesterday, this next turn through the rotation we’ll have all of our projected starters on the mound. I think the more we get that continuity from the starting staff, as we’ll achieve here in spring training, I think it sets the tone for everything else.”

Here are a few notes and observations with opening day right around the corner:

– Farrell announced that Boston’s rotation to start the year will go Jon Lester-John Lackey-Felix Doubront-Jake Peavy-Clay Buchholz "

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