Opening Day lineup preview?
VIERA, Fla. — Chances are the batting order the Marlins used on Friday night will be what takes the field on Opening Night.
Due to injuries to Giancarlo Stanton (left knee) and Logan Morrison (right knee), manager Ozzie Guillen didn’t have his entire club available for all of Spring Training.
In fact, Friday night at the Nationals was the first time the Marlins had all their expected starters in the lineup together. That includes pitcher Josh Johnson, who iis set to go in Wednesday’s opener against the Cardinals at Marlins Park.
The lineup Guillen used was: Jose Reyes (SS), Emilio Bonifacio (CF), Hanley Ramirez (3B), Giancarlo Stanton (RF), Logan Morrison (LF), Gaby Sanchez (1B), Omar Infante (2B), John Buck (C) and Josh Johnson (P).
The Cardinals will be starting right-hander Kyle Lohse on Opening Night.
– Joe Frisaro