Red Sox in split-squad play Wednesday

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The Sox have a split-squad pair of games Wednesday. Clay Buchholz will be facing the Twins in Hammond Stadium, accompanied by the team’s starting infield. Knuckleballer Steven Wright will be facing the Toronto Blue Jays, who are sending their “A” team on the long bus ride from Dunedin.

Incredibly, the Sox still have 43 players in camp after releasing pitcher Felipe Paulino on Tuesday. Wednesday’s split-squad is a big reason the Sox have yet to make more cuts. That, and the uncertainty regarding the composition of the bullpen, which depends in some part on whether Joe Kelly, who is throwing a minor-league game Wednesday, makes the team coming out of camp. The crowded outfield needs to be cut down, too. The team almost certainly will be greatly reduced in numbers by sometime Thursday.

Here are your lineups:

Sox vs. Blue Jays in JetBlue Park

Mookie Betts, CF

Shane Victorino, RF

David Ortiz, DH

Hanley Ramirez, LF

Allen Craig, 1B

Brock Holt, SS

Jemile Weeks, 3B

Jeff Bianchi, 2B

Humberto Quintero, C

Steven Wright, RHP


Jose Reyes, SS

Russell Martin, DH

Jose Bautista, RF

Edwin Encarnacion, 1B

Josh Donaldson, 3B

Dioner Navarro, C

Dalton Pompey, CF

Kevin Pillar, LF

Devon Travis, 2B

Drew Hutchison, RHP

Sox vs. Twins in Hammond Stadium

Rusney Castillo, RF

Dustin Pedroia, 2B

Pablo Sandoval, 3B

Mike Napoli, 1B

Daniel Nava, LF

Xander Bogaerts, SS

Jackie Bradley Jr., CF

Travis Shaw, DH

Sandy Leon, C

Clay Buchholz, RHP

Note: On Tuesday, I committed an error I have anticipated making for over a year now. I referred to Tommy Layne, the left-handed pitcher, as "Bobby" Layne, the Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback. Yes, Bobby Layne played even before my time.