FORT MYERS, Fla. - Kevin Gausman is making his Grapefruit League debut on Monday afternoon against the Tigers at Ed Smith Stadium.
Gausman will oppose right-hander Michael Fulmer, the American League’s Rookie of the Year in 2016.
Chris Tillman hasn’t been notified of his first start since signing a one-year deal last week. Tillman will throw batting practice on Tuesday and should be ready, considering that he’s been working out and completing bullpen sessions at the complex.
Dylan Bundy said he felt fine after throwing 49 pitches yesterday in Clearwater. The good kind of soreness.
Catcher Andrew Susac has participated in full workouts the last two days, including batting practice, and could be available to play Monday or Tuesday.
Susac, who had been hospitalized with a staph infection, is eager to start playing while trying to win the backup job.
“It’s not like I’m rehabbing an injury,” he said. “I just need to get my feet under me.”
And catch up, so to speak, with Chance Sisco, Austin Wynns and Audry Perez. Sisco launched a three-run homer in Friday’s exhibition opener, and Wynns and Perez hit solo shots yesterday in split-squad games.
Wynns is starting today against the Red Sox. Perez and Martin Cervenka also made the trip.
The Red Sox lineup includes outfielder Aneury Tavárez, the former Orioles Rule 5 pick who didn’t make the club last spring.
For the Red Sox
Mookie Betts RF
Xander Bogaerts SS
Hanley Ramirez 1B
Blake Swihart C
Jeremy Barfield DH
Tzu-Wei Lin CF
Esteban Quiroz 2B
Ivan DeJesús 3B
Aneury Tavárez LF
Brian Johnson LHP