Tampa Bay Rays vs. Boston Red Sox: Starting Lineups Feb. 24
The Tampa Bay Rays will meet the Boston Red Sox at 1:05 p.m. Monday for the second time in three games this spring.
Port Charlotte, FLA- The Tampa Bay Rays opened the Grapefruit League at JetBlue Park against the Red Sox on Saturday. Today, they welcome the Sox to Port Charlotte.
The Rays will start RHP Yonny Chirinos. The Red Sox will go with RHP Tanner Houck.
The Rays will roll out a power-packed top half of the lineup on Monday.
- LF-Austin Meadows (L)
- 3B-Yandy Diaz (R)
- 1B-Ji-Man Choi (L)
- RF-Hunter Renfroe (R)
- DH-Yoshitomo Tsutsugo (L)
- SS-Willy Adames (R)
- CF-Kevin Kiermaier (L)
- C-Chris Herrmann (L)
- 2B-Joey Wendle (L)
The Red Sox will go with the following lineup:
- SS-Jose Peraza (R)
- 3B-Tzu Wei Lin (L)
- 1B-Michael Chavis (R)
- C-Kevin Plawecki (R)
- DH-Rusney Castillo (R)
- LF-John Andreoli (R)
- RF-Nick Longhi (R)
- 2B-Jeter Downs (R)
- CF-Jarren Duran (L)
What to Watch For
Many of the regulars for the Red Sox, including Andrew Benintendi, Jackie Bradley Jr., and J.D. Martinez are slated to meet the Twins today.
Jeter Downs will play in his second game as a member of the Red Sox organization after recently arriving as a part of the Mookie Betts trade. He went 0-3 in his debut against the Orioles on Sunday.
Yoshitomo Tsutsugo will DH today after debuting in leftfield Sunday. Tsutsugo had a hit in his first at-bat of the spring, then walked later in the game. He is scheduled to start at third on Wednesday.
After just two spring training games, Randy Arozarena leads all of baseball with a 3.500 OPS going two for two with two walks and two RBI and three runs scored. His two-run triple put the Rays ahead Sunday in the bottom of the eighth inning. He later scored on a bad throw back to the mound.
Arozarena’s two hits were a double and a triple. He has yet to start a game for the Rays this spring.
First pitch is scheduled at 1:05 p.m.