Anibal Sanchez is scheduled to work two innings in Wednesday's spring training opener against the Cardinals. Following him to the mound for an inning each: Aaron Thompson, Brett Sinkbeil, Chris Leroux, Taylor Tankersley, Tim Wood and Brian Sanches. Meanwhile, left-handed reliever Renyel Pinto was sent home early on Monday with a stomach illness and was absent Tuesday.
Manager Fredi Gonzalez said he would reveal his lineup tomorrow, but Cameron Maybin is expected to lead off with John Baker batting second and Hanley Ramirez hitting third. Gonzalez said he would go with the regulars, especially those (Ramirez, Jorge Cantu and Alfredo Amezaga) who will be leaving soon for the World Baseball Classic. Both teams have also agreed to use designated hitters.
Burke Badenhop gets the start for the Marlins in the morning "B" game against Italy. He'll be followed by Dallas Trahern, Frankie De La Cruz, Michael Wood and Scott Proctor.
The "B" game lineup for the Marlins: 1. John Raynor, CF; 2. Andy Gonzalez, 2B, 3. Michael Stanton, RF; 4. John Lindsey, 1B; 5. Matt Dominguez, 3B; 6. Kyle Skipworth, C; 7. Michael Ryan, DH; 8. Jai Miller, CF; 9. Manny Mayorson, 2B.