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Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Morning report: Today's Sox lineup

By Gordon Edes

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Good morning from the Fort, where a full moon greeted early arrivals here -- including WBZ’s legendary Jonny Miller, who got here before they unlocked the gates to Jet Blue Park.

The lineup is posted for Tuesday’s game here against the St. Louis Cardinals, which will feature Ryan Dempster’s first start in a Red Sox uniform.

1. Jackie Bradley Jr., CF
2. Daniel Nava, LF
3. Ryan Lavarnway, C
4. Mike Carp, DH
5. Mauro Gomez, 1B
6. Ryan Sweeney, RF
7. Drew Sutton, 3B
8. Jose Iglesias, SS
9. Jonathan Diaz, 2B
SP -- Ryan Dempster, RHP

The travel squad for Wednesday’s game against Sarasota is posted: Regulars scheduled to make the trip include Jacoby Ellsbury, Jonny Gomes, Shane Victorino, Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Will Middlebrooks, Dustin Pedroia and Stephen Drew. Franklin Morales is starting.