Twins lineups vs. Orioles & Red Sox (“B” game)

FORT MYERS, Fla. — The Twins head to Sarasota for Grapefruit League action against the Orioles at 12:05 p.m. CT, while also hosting a “B” game against the Red Sox at 9 a.m. at Hammond Stadium.

I’m staying back to watch the “B” game because Joe Mauer will be playing first base for the first time this spring, and Justin Morneau is serving as designated hitter. Twins manager Ron Gardenhire also hinted Mauer and Morneau could get some extra at-bats in the “B” game because of its loose structure.

Right-hander Nick Blackburn is also set to start against the Red Sox. He’s yet to make an appearance in a Grapefruit League game, as he last pitched in Thursday’s “B” vs. Boston.

Unfortunately, neither game is on TV or radio. I’ll providing updates from the “B” game from Twitter for those interested.

Twins lineup vs. Orioles:

1. Denard Span, CF
2. Tsuyoshi Nishioka, 2B
3. Josh Willingham, RF
4. Aaron Bates, 1B
5. Brian Dinkelman, DH
6. Sean Burroughs, 3B
7. Ben Revere, LF
8. Drew Butera, C
9. Pedro Florimon, SS

RHP Carl Pavano

Twins reserves: Danny Lehmann, Danny Rams, Dan Rohlfing, Ray Chang, Brian Dozier, Steve Pearce, Darin Mastoianni, Oswaldo Acia, Rene Tosoni

Twins pitchers: Alex Burnett, Luis Perdomo, Jason Bulger, Jaren Burton, Esmerling Vasquez, Daryl Thompson, Casey Fien

Twins lineup (“B” game vs. Red Sox)

1. Alexi Casilla, 2B
2. Jamey Carroll, SS
3. Joe Mauer, 1B
4. Justin Morneau, DH
5. Michael Hollimon, 3B
6. Trevor Plouffe, LF
7. Wilkin Ramirez, RF
8. Rene Rivera, C
9. Joe Benson, CF

RHP Nick Blackburn

Twins reserves: Ryan Doumit, Chris Herrmann, J.R. Towles, Danny Valencia, Chris Parmelee, Matt Carson, Luke Hughes

Twins pitchers: Anthony Swarzak, Lester Oliveros, Aaron Thompson, P.J. Walters, Kyle Waldrop

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