For Wednesday’s and Thursday’s Games

Frontline position players traveling to Sarasota on Wednesday when the team meets the Orioles include:

Dioner Navarro, Kelly Shoppach, Ben Zobrist, Jason Bartlett, and B.J. Upton. Navarro will catch and Shoppach will DH.

Thursday’s opening game against the Orioles at Charlotte Sports Park will see the following starters: Carlos Pena, Evan Longoria, Carl Crawford, Gabe Kapler, Pat Burrell and Shoppach. Shoppach will catch Thursday.

Of note, fans will be able to assess the infield competition between Reid Brignac and Sean Rodriguez on Thursday as Brignac will start at second base and Rodriguez at shortstop.

–Bill Chastain

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