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February 28, 2008 at 7:33 AM

2/28 Fort Report: ST Games Begin

The spring training season kicks off today with exhibitions against Boston College and Northeastern. Many prospects and minor leaguers should see significant playingtime. Here are the expected line-ups:

Against BC at 1:05 pm

  1. Jacoby Ellsbury CF
  2. Dustin Pedroia 2B
  3. David Ortiz DH
  4. Mike Lowell 3B
  5. Jason Varitek C
  6. Kevin Youkilis 1B
  7. Julio Lugo SS
  8. Bobby Kielty RF
  9. Brandon Moss LF

Josh Beckett
Kyle Snyder
Javier Lopez
Manny Delcarmen
Bryan Corey

Against Northeastern at 6:05 pm

  1. Coco Crisp CF
  2. Alex Cora 2B
  3. J.D. Drew RF
  4. Manny Ramirez LF
  5. Sean Casey 1B
  6. Chris Carter DH
  7. Doug Mirabelli C
  8. Jed Lowrie SS
  9. Keith Ginter 3B

Justin Masterson
Michael Bowden
Craig Hansen
Craig Breslow
Hunter Jones
Kyle Jackson

In other minor league news, Bartolo Colon reported to camp overweight, even for him, although he claims that his arm feels good – look for him to pitch on March 9 and start the regular season in Extended Spring Training … Gordon Edes writes a nice piece on Zak Farkes, who grew up a Red Sox fan on Beacon Street, and who has been working on his catching skills this spring with Varitek and Mirabelli … Amalie Benjamin gets to know Justin Masterson ...
Baseball America’s recently published Top 100 Prospects List includes seven Red Sox, tied with Tampa Bay for most of any one team: 4. Buchholz; 13. Ellsbury; 40. Lars Anderson; 64. Masterson; 73. Lowrie; 94. Michael Bowden; and 96. Ryan Kalish.