The exhibition schedule begins this afternoon at Bright House Field with the annual showdown between the visiting Florida State Seminoles and your Philadelphia Phillies.
Beerleaguer: Ty Wigginton and Michael Martinez are two players who could soak up a lot of playing time this spring, starting this afternoon as both players have been added to the starting lineup. From Jim Salisbury's Tuesday preview: "Chase Utley, Placido Polanco and Carlos Ruiz will not play. All are healthy, but Charlie Manuel wants to closely monitor their time in spring training. Utley and Polanco, in fact, might not see much game action until close to the halfway point of the exhibition season."
Second, third and short are spots where the Phillies are thin on depth. Kevin Frandsen, Pete Orr, Freddy Galvis and Hector Luna are also in camp and will earn chances.
Here's the complete starting lineup, as reported Tuesday: Rollins SS, Pierre DH, Victorino CF, Pence RF, Wigginton 3B, Brown LF, Mayberry 1B, Martinez 2B, Gosewisch C. Austin Hyatt has the honors on the mound, followed by Jake Diekman, Jeremy Horst, Michael Schwimer, Joe Savery, J.C. Ramirez, B.J. Rosenberg and Phillippe Aumont.