Buck Showalter already had announced that Brad Bergesen and Chris Tillman would start Monday's Grapefruit League opener against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Bradenton, Fla., and today he mapped out the first turn through the spring rotation.
Jeremy Guthrie will start the home opener against the Tampa Bay Rays at Ed Smith Stadium and newly signed Justin Duchscherer will start against the Phillies in Clearwater. Brian Matusz and Adrian Rosario will face the Twins on March 3 in Sarasota before Jake Arrieta and Ryan Drese throw against the Tigers at Lakeland.
Obviously, relievers will fill in the blanks after the starting candidates pitch 2 to 3 innings.
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