Rollins leads off Wednesday vs. FSU


CLEARWATER, Fla.Phillies manager Charlie Manuel has announced his starting lineup for Wednesday afternoons annual exhibition game against Florida State University at Bright House Field. Here it is:

Jimmy Rollins, SS

Juan Pierre, DH

Shane Victorino, CF

Hunter Pence, RF

Ty Wigginton, 3B

Domonic Brown, LF

John Mayberry Jr., 1B

Michael Martinez, 2B

Tuffy Gosewisch, C

Austin Hyatt will start on the mound. The 25-year-old righthander was 12-6 with a 3.85 ERA in 28 starts at Double-A Reading last season.

Hyatt will be followed by lefties Jake Diekman and Jeremy Horst. Michael Schwimer, Joe Savery, J.C. Ramirez, B.J. Rosenberg and Phillippe Aumont are also slated to work in the game.

Manuel hopes to get most of his regulars at least one at-bat. Chase Utley, Placido Polanco and Carlos Ruiz will not play. All are healthy, but 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.

The Phils host the Yankees in their official Grapefruit League opener Saturday. They have not yet announced their pitching plans for that game.

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