Red Sox to Begin Exhibition Schedule With Wednesday Doubleheader


Mar 2, 2010

The Red Sox will play two college exhibitions on Wednesday in a day-night doubleheader to kick off this year's spring training schedule in Fort Myers, Fla.

Boston will play the Northeastern University Huskies at 1:05 p.m at City of Palms Park in a matchup that will feature Casey Kelly facing off against Northeastern right-hander Les Williams. Jacoby Ellsbury, Victor Martinez and David Ortiz are among the Red Sox expected to play against the Huskies.

Jerry Remy and Don Orsillo will make their spring training debuts on NESN in Wednesday's nightcap, which features a matchup against the Boston College Eagles beginning at 6:05 p.m. Boof Bonser will make his first Red Sox appearance against BC pitcher Geoff Oxley. In addition, the game will include the Red Sox debuts of Adrian Beltre, Marco Scutaro and Jeremy Hermida.

The Red Sox will begin Grapefruit League action against the Minnesota Twins on Thursday as the team's battle for this year's Mayor's Cup. Boston and Minnesota will play three exhibition games this week. 

The Red Sox will kick off Grapefruit League action on Thursday night
when they face the Minnesota Twins at City of Palms Park beginning at
7:05 p.m. The Red Sox will close out the first week of exhibition play against two
AL East rivals, the Rays on Saturday and the Orioles on Sunday. Upcoming pitching matchups are listed below and are subject
to change.

March 3 vs. Northeastern
BOS — Casey Kelly (SP), Manny Delcarmen, Adam Mills, Felix Doubront, Dustin Richardson, Ramon A. Ramirez, Robert Manuel

March 3 vs. Boston College
Boof Bonser (SP), Michael Bowden, Junichi Tazawa, Kyle Weiland, Kris Johnson, Fabio Castro, Randor Bierd

March 4 vs. Minnesota
BOS — Josh Beckett (SP), Jonathan Papelbon, Hideki Okajima, Daniel Bard,
Ramon Ramirez, Brian Shouse, Scott Atchison, Joe Nelson
MIN — Nick Blackburn (SP), Kevin Slowey, Pat Neshek, Mike Maroth, Deolis
Jose Lugo, Kyle Waldrop

March 5 at Minnesota
MIN — Carl Pavano (SP), Matt Guerrier, Clay Condrey, Jon Rauch, Rob
, Alex Burnett, Anthony Slama
BOS — Jon Lester (SP), Tim Wakefield, Fernando Cabrera, Dustin Richardson,
Ramon A. Ramirez, Robert Manuel, Randor Bierd

March 6 vs. Minnesota
BOS — John Lackey (SP), Michael Bowden, Manny Delcarmen, Brian Shouse, Joe Nelson, Junichi Tazawa
MIN — Francisco Liriano (SP), Jeff Manship, Glen Perkins, Jesse Crain,
Jose Mijares, Kyle Waldrop 

March 6 at Tampa Bay
TB — Andy Sonnanstine (SP), Wade Davis, Jake McGee,
Dale Thayer, Joe
, Luis De Los Santos
BOS — Felix Doubront (SP), Adam Mills, Kyle Weiland, Fabio Castro

March 7 at Baltimore
BAL — Jeremy Guthrie (SP), Mark Hendrickson, Kam Mickolio
BOS — Clay Buchholz (SP), Boof Bonser, Daniel Bard, Scott Atchison, Casey
Kelly, Robert Manuel

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