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Manuel unveils first starting lineup of spring

Manuel unveils first starting lineup of spring

Manuel unveils first starting lineup of spring
CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Baseball is almost back.

The Phillies play an exhibition game Wednesday afternoon at 1:05 p.m. ET against Florida State at Bright House Field, and manager Charlie Manuel ran through his lineup card following Tuesday's workout at the Carpenter Complex:

1. Jimmy Rollins, SS
2. Juan Pierre, DH
3. Shane Victorino, CF
4. Hunter Pence, RF
5. Ty Wigginton, 3B
6. Domonic Brown, LF
7. John Mayberry Jr., 1B
8. Michael Martinez, 2B
9. Tuffy Gosewisch, C

Manuel said Chase Utley and Placido Polanco will not play, which is part of the Phils' plan to lighten their workload during Spring Training. Catchers Carlos Ruiz and Brian Schneider also are not expected to play.

Manuel said Jim Thome is expected to get at least one at-bat, but he will not play in the field. Otherwise, Manuel said he will try to get every other position player in the game.

Right-hander Austin Hyatt will start for the Phillies.

Philadelphia opens its Grapefruit League schedule Saturday at home against the New York Yankees at 1:05 p.m. ET, in a game that will be broadcast on MLB.TV.

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