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Ortiz figures to face Johnson

Updated: February 28, 2005, 8:53 PM ET
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Boston Red Sox: With the Red Sox scheduled to face New York Yankees left-hander Randy Johnson in the team's season-opening game, manager Terry Francona already has some ideas for his lineup. David Ortiz, who has never faced Johnson, will likely be in there, while Trot Nixon will sit.

"It'll be interesting to see how this all transpires," Francona told The Boston Globe. "Not many good left-handers face [Johnson]. I'm not taking anything away from this guy's talent, but he never faces the ...

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