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Braves Vs. Blue Jays, Spring Training: Matt Young Among Left-Handers In Lineup To Face Southpaw

The Atlanta Braves travel to Dunedin to play the Toronto Blue Jays today at 1:05.

Braves Lineup:

1. Matt Young, CF

2. Alex Gonzalez, SS

3. Jason Heyward, RF

4. Dan Uggla, 2B

5. Eric Hinske, DH

6. David Ross, C

7. Freddie Freeman, 1B

8. Ed Lucas, 3B

9. Joe Mather, LF

Jair Jurrjens, SP

Seeing Young leading off and playing center field just makes my heart happy today. Whether this is a sign of him earning a job or getting close to one is not known, but this has been a rare sight for Young, and it's coming at a pretty important time.

Also, the same goes for Lucas at third base. While I would like to see him starting at shortstop, having him in the lineup now is key.

The Braves will face Brett Cecil, a left-hander, so having Young leading off is even more important as they give him a few at bats against the southpaw. Same goes for the other lefties in the lineup who haven't seen many southpaws this spring, including Heyward and Freeman.

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