Lineups for Twins and Blue Jays in Dunedin

DUNEDIN, Fla. — It’s raining here at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium but it looks the Twins and Blue Jays will still get the game.

Justin Morneau also got his wish, as he’s listed at first base just like he requested yesterday when he texted Twins manager Ron Gardenhire after the game that he’d prefer to play first than serve as designated hitter.

Morneau said he wants to get as many reps in before the World Baseball Classic and cited the long bus ride to Dunedin as a reason why he didn’t want to sit around and just DH.

Third baseman Trevor Plouffe is also in the lineup and is slated to make his Grapefruit League debut after being slowed by a sore right calf.

All three players competing for the job in center field are also in the lineup, as Darin Mastroianni is in left field, Aaron Hicks is in center field and Joe Benson is in right field.

Right-hander Mike Pelfrey is also set to make his first start since undergoing Tommy John surgery on May 1. So I’m sure this will be a special outing for him just to be back out in a game.

Twins (1-2)
1. Aaron Hicks, CF
2. Darin Mastroianni, LF
3. Joe Mauer, C
4. Justin Morneau, 1B
5. Trevor Plouffe, 3B
6. Chris Colabello, DH
7. Joe Benson, RF
8. Brian Dozier, 2B
9. Pedro Florimon, SS

RHP Mike Pelfrey (Ryan Pressly, Tyler Robertson, Josh Roenicke, Tim Wood, Anthony Slama, Luis Perdomo, Michael Tonkin, Caleb Thielbar)

Blue Jays (2-2)
1. Emilio Bonafacio, SS
2. Maicer Izturis, 2B
3. Rajai Davis, LF
4. Adam Lind, 1B
5. Henry Blanco, C
6. Ryan Langerhans, RF
7. Sean Ochinko, DH
8. Andy LaRoche, 3B
9. Anthony Gose, CF

LHP Ricky Romero (Steve Delabar, Esmil Rogers, David Bush, Ramon Ortiz, Neil Wagner, Rich Thompson)

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