J.A. Happ makes the start for the Blue Jays today. John Gibbons hasn’t officially named a starter for Opening Day, but that announcement is expected either today or tomorrow. Happ would only have to have one extra day of rest for things to line up right for him, so it’s looking pretty likely.
Today’s lineup features the majority of starters we’ll see next Thursday, with the exception of Randal Grichuk, who is supposed to be doing some cage work today and hopefully getting some live BP tomorrow. From there, I would imagine he would be ready to go a couple days after that. JD Davis gets the start in his stead today.
The Pirates have a split squad coming to Dunedin, so we get to see their road squad. After all their moves this offseason, I’m not really sure who is a regular on their team, but I think we’re getting 4 or 5 of them.