Red Sox Vs. Braves Lineups: Martin Perez Starts In Spring Training Finale

Will Boston end Grapefruit League play on a high note?

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March 30, 2021

The Boston Red Sox have one last chance to work out the kinks before serious business begins.

Martin Perez will start for Boston against the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday at JetBlue Park in their Grapefruit League finale. The left-handed pitcher will look to extend the Red Sox’s winning streak to four games and ensure they finish their exhibition schedule with an MLB-high 17 wins.

Boston’s lineup will look similar to what we expect to see Thursday in its Opening Day matchup against the Baltimore Orioles. However, one big wrinkle appears to be the presence of Kevin Plawecki, who will be Boston’s catcher in the absence of Christian Vazquez, who received stitches under his left eye last week after taking a ball to the face.

First pitch is scheduled for 1:05 p.m. ET.

Here are the expected full lineups for Red Sox vs. Braves.

RED SOX (16-10-1)
Kiké Hernández, CF
Alex Verdugo, LF
J.D. Martinez, DH
Xander Bogaerts, SS
Rafael Devers, 3B
Hunter Renfroe, RF
Marwin Gonzalez, 2B
Bobby Dalbec, 1B
Kevin Plawecki, C

Martin Perez, LHP

BRAVES (14-13)
Ronald Acuna Jr., RF
Ozzie Albies, 2B
Freddie Freeman, 1B
Marcell Ozuna, LF
Travis d’Arnaud, C
Dansby Swanson, SS
Austin Riley, 3B
Cristian Pache, CF

Drew Smyly, LHP

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