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Braves Vs. Yankees, Spring Training: Brian McCann Returns To Lineup; Kenshin Kawakami To Make Appearance

The Atlanta Braves hit the road to face the New York Yankees at 1:05. A couple of great young pitchers are getting their starts.

Braves Lineup:

1. Martin Prado, LF

2. Brooks Conrad, 2B

3. Chipper Jones, DH

4. Brian McCann, C

5. Jason Heyward, RF

6. Ed Lucas, 3B

7. Freddie Freeman, 1B

8. Jordan Schafer, CF

9. Diory Hernandez, SS

Braves Pitchers: Tommy Hanson, Kenshin Kawakami, Anthony Varvaro, Craig Kimbrel, Scott Proctor.

Tommy Hanson will face the likes of Derek Jeter, Andruw Jones, Mark Teixeira, Alex Rodriguez and Jorge Posada in today's game. Phil Hughes gets the start for the Yankees.

Brooks Conrad gets a rare start at second base, and Ed Lucas will be at third. Diory Hernandez is at shortstop, so we have all three on the field at once vying for a roster spot. This is certainly the focus of the game.

Brian McCann returns to action after hitting coach Luis Salazar in the face with a line drive Wednesday. He took most of Wednesday off and all of Thursday to regain his thoughts.

Chipper Jones returns to the lineup at DH. Nate McLouth remains out with a sore shoulder, so the struggling Jordan Schafer gets more at bats in center.

Kenshin Kawakami makes his first spring appearance for the Braves.

Eric O'Flaherty has been replaced by Anthony Varvaro in the pitching lineup today. No reason has been given yet.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.