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Red Sox Spring Training 2012, Grapefruit League Schedule: Sox Open Up Play With Area Colleges

Ladies and Gentlemen, the wait is finally over. Baseball is back! Starting on Saturday, March 3, you'll be able to see your Boston Red Sox in action for the first time since their disappointing finish to the 2011 season. With baseball back this weekend, we can't help but just move on from the past and watch our Sox redeem themselves in 2012.

This weekend, the Red Sox will start off with a doubleheader on Saturday at JetBlue Park with games against Northeastern, starting at 2:35 p.m. and Boston College, starting at 7:05 p.m. Because of the double header and it being so early, we won't be able to see the entire expected MLB roster playing together on the field on Saturday, but we'll get to see bits and pieces of it.

Here are the projected Red Sox lineups and pitchers for Saturday's games:

Red Sox vs. Northeastern-- 2:35 p.m.

  1. Jose Iglesias, SS
  2. Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
  3. Dustin Pedroia, 2B
  4. Adrian Gonzalez, 1B
  5. Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C
  6. Darnell McDonald, DH
  7. Ryan Sweeney, RF
  8. Cody Ross, LF
  9. Will Middlebrooks, 3B

SP- Jon Lester

Red Sox vs. Boston College-- 7:05 p.m. (TV: NESN)

  1. Mike Aviles, SS
  2. Che-Hsuan Lin, CF
  3. Kevin Youkilis, 3B
  4. David Ortiz, 1B
  5. Nick Punto, 2B
  6. Ryan Lavarnway, C
  7. Josh Kroeger, RF
  8. Alex Hassan, DH
  9. Jason Repko, LF

SP- Felix Doubront

The Red Sox will open up Grapefruit League play on Sunday afternoon as they welcome the Minnesota Twins to JetBlue Park on 1:35 p.m. The game will televised on NESN. No lineups for that one have been released to this point.

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