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Spring Training Open Thread 3/8: Split Squad vs. MIA and at WSH

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The Braves play a split squad game today against the Miami Marlins at home and also on the road against the Washington Nationals in Viera, Fla. Freddy Garcia will take the hill against the Marlins while David Hale is the scheduled starter against the Nationals.

The home game features the below lineup and is on 680 AM and 93.7 in Atlanta and on the rest of Braves Radio Network throughout the southeast.

  1. Jason Heyward - RF
  2. BJ Upton - CF BJ has been scratched for feeling "sick" and has been replaced by Jose Constanza
  3. Justin Upton - LF
  4. Ryan Doumit - C
  5. Gerald Laird - DH
  6. Ernesto Mejia - 1B
  7. Tommy La Stella - 2B
  8. Ramiro Peña - SS
  9. Phil Gosselin - 3B

Scheduled relievers: Gus Schlosser, Shae Simmons, Jordan Walden, and Hector Daniel Rodriguez.

Against the Nationals the lineup is:

  1. Jordan Schafer - RF
  2. Andrelton Simmons - SS
  3. Freddie Freeman - 1B
  4. Evan Gattis - DH
  5. Chris Johnson - 3B
  6. Dan Uggla - 2B
  7. Todd Cunningham - LF
  8. Matt Lipka - CF
  9. Jose Yepez - C

Scheduled relievers: Cory Gearrin, Juan Jaime, Yunesky Maya, and Ryan Buchter.