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Pirates Vs. Blue Jays: Bucs Kick Off Spring Training Slate In Dunedin

The Pirates take on the Blue Jays in Dunedin in their first Spring Training game of 2012 on Saturday at 1:05.

James McDonald will make the start for the Pirates against Brett Cecil of the Jays. Brad Lincoln, Chris Leroux, Tony Watson and Daniel McCutchen are also scheduled to throw for the Pirates.

Here are the lineups.

For the Pirates:

Jose Tabata RF
Clint Barmes SS
Neil Walker 2B
Casey McGehee 1B
Yamaico Navarro 3B
Nate McLouth CF
Jake Fox DH
Gorkys Hernandez LF
Michael McKenry C
James McDonald P

For the Jays:

Yunel Escobar SS
Kelly Johnson 2B
Jose Bautista RF
Adam Lind 1B
Edwin Encarnacion DH
Colby Rasmus CF
Brett Lawrie 3B
Eric Thames LF
J.P. Arencibia C
Brett Cecil P

The Pirates host the Jays in the first official game at McKechnie Field on Sunday, then head to Sarasota to take on the Orioles on Monday.

For more on the Pirates, there’s Bucs Dugout.

Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.