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Cactus League Game 9: Reds @ A's

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Cincinnati Reds
@ Oakland A's

Saturday, March 10, 2012

3:05 PM EST

Papago Park, Phoenix, AZ

Johnny Cueto vs. Bartolo Colon (OAK)

WEB: (MLB.TV), Gameday

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That glimmer in your eye, that tingle on the back of your neck, the dark circles under your eyes from those anxious, sleepless nights...all for this. Today's the day, folks, where the 2012 edition of the Mysterious Cuban import, Yoenis Cespedes, is unveiled. The 26 year old, who signed with the A's on a 4 year $36 million contract this offseason, has been gradually eased into the Spring Training regimen by Oakland, presumably so as to ensure he won't melt, turn into a pumpkin, or hurt himself as a result of an off-season with out many games played. Let's see what he's got. Cult-hero Manny Ramirez, who has been in and out of the A's lineup with a sore back of late, will also play and DH today.

The Reds will send out last year's amigo de amigos, Johnny Cueto, for his second start of the Spring. Scheduled to follow are Jeff Francis, Clay Zavada, Donnie Joseph, Kyle Lotzkar, Logan Ondrusek and Brett Tomko.

Lineups after the jump.


Cincinnati Reds Oakland A's
Phillips 2B Pennington SS
Valdez SS
Cespedes CF
Heisey RF
Smith LF
Ludwick LF
Ramirez DH
Francisco 3B
Reddick RF
Frazier 1B
Suzuki C
Jones CF Allen 1B
Cozart DH
Donaldson 3B
Hanigan C
Rosales 2B