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Red Sox Vs. Braves, Spring Training: Tommy Hanson Faces Red Sox On National TV

The Atlanta Braves host the Boston Red Sox today at 1:05 in Lake Buena Vista. Red Sox faithful bring with them national TV, as the game is found on ESPN.

Braves Lineup:

1. Martin Prado, LF

2. Brooks Conrad, 2B

3. Chipper Jones, 3B

4. Brian McCann, DH

5. Eric Hinske, 1B

6. Joe Mather, CF

7. David Ross, C

8. Wilkin Ramirez, RF

9. Diory Hernandez, SS

Braves Pitchers: Tommy Hanson...

Red Sox Lineup:

1. Marco Scutaro, SS

2. Dustin Pedroia, 2B

3. Adrian Gonzalez, 1B

4. Kevin Youkilis, 3B

5. David Ortiz, DH

6. Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C

7. Ryan Kalish, CF

8. Daniel Nava, LF

9. Darnell McDonald, RF

Mather in center field should not go unnoticed. The Braves have advertised Mather as someone who can play center field well enough to be the backup, but we haven't really seen it yet. Also, Ramirez is in right field as Jason Heyward sits again with a sore back.

Continue to watch Hernandez's defense at shortstop. It could be a factor in the decision to carry him on the roster.

Fredi Gonzalez said he will announce the Opening Day starter following today's game, as well as 1-4 in the rotation. I'm sure the No. 5 announcement will be right behind.

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