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Saturday, March 29, 2014
Ortiz sits to rest calf but set to play opener

By David Dorsey

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Good afternoon from the Fort, where the 2014 Boston Red Sox are packed and ready to leave on a flight bound for Baltimore and the regular season.

Designated hitter David Ortiz is taking a second day off in a row versus the Minnesota Twins on Saturday because of a sore right calf, but he is good to go for Monday in Baltimore, manager John Farrell said. Ortiz finished spring training with a .054 average (2-for-37) with the two hits being a double and a home run. He had 13 strikeouts and drew three walks.

It rained here overnight, but by 11 a.m., the grounds crew had removed the tarp from the infield. Here are today's lineups:

TWINS

1. 2B Brian Dozier
2. C Kurt Suzuki
3. 1B Joe Mauer
4. LF Josh Willingham
5. DH Jason Kubel
6. 3B Trevor Plouffe
7. RF Oswaldo Arcia
8. CF Aaron Hicks
9. SS Pedro Florimon

RHP Mike Pelfrey

RED SOX

1. LF Daniel Nava
2. RF Shane Victorino
3. 2B Dustin Pedroia
4. 1B Mike Napoli
5. CF Grady Sizemore
6. SS Xander Bogaerts
7. DH Mike Carp
8. 3B Will Middlebrooks
9. C David Ross

RHP Jake Peavy