Red Sox Announce Lineups For Saturday, Ortiz At First

BOSTON (CBS) –  The Boston Red Sox released their lineups for Saturday’s games against Northeastern and Boston College.

Here is the Red Sox lineup for their 2:35pm game against the Huskies:

1. Jose Iglesias, SS

2. Jacoby Ellsbury, CF

3. Dustin Pedroia, 2B

4. Adrian Gonzalez, 1B

5. Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C

6. Darnell McDonald, DH

7. Ryan Sweeney, RF

8. Cody Ross, LF

9. Will Middlebrooks, 3B

Jon Lester, P

When the Sox take on Boston College at 7:05pm, David Ortiz will actually be playing the field. He is scheduled to start the game at first base, batting fourth. Here is the full lineup:

1. Mike Aviles, SS

2. Che-Hsuan Lin, CF

3. Kevin Youkilis, 3B

4. David Ortiz, 1B

5. Nick Punto, 2B

6. Ryan Lavarnway, C

7. Josh Kroeger, RF

8. Alex Hassan, DH

9. Jason Repko, LF

Felix Doubront, P

Youkilis told WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Jonny Miller he can’t wait to take on Boston College to start the Sox’ spring games.

“I’m ready to kick the crap out of Boston College tomorrow night… their coach (Mike Gambino) is a big jerk and I don’t like him. I’m actually probably going to kick some dirt on him. Quote, unquote,” he said, obviously joking.

But Youk’s fun did not stop there.

“Spring training games are fun. You only have to go in for three at bats and get out and hit the shower. It’s sweet,” he said.

The Red Sox kick off their Grapefruit League schedule on Sunday, as well as the Mayor’s Cup, when they take on the Minnesota Twins at JetBlue Park. Josh Beckett is scheduled to start on Saturday.

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