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Chase Utley makes spring debut vs. Rays

Chase Utley will make his spring debut on Friday, batting third as the designated hitter against the Tampa Bay Rays at Bright House Field.

Utley has been limited this spring by a sore right ankle, which he hurt in January taking fielding practice in San Francisco. Ryan Howard is batting fourth and lefthander Joely Rodriguez is starting. First pitch is at 1:05 and the game will be televised on the Comcast Network.

Here's the full lineup:

1. Ben Revere, centerfield

2. Cesar Hernandez, second base

3. Chase Utley, designated hitter

4. Ryan Howard, first base

5. Carlos Ruiz, catcher

6. Domonic Brown, right field

7. Darin Ruf, left field

8. Cody Asche, third base

9. Freddy Galvis, short stop


Joely Rodriguez, lefthanded

Jesse Biddle, lefthanded

Jake Diekman, lefthanded

Ethan Martin, righthanded

Justin De Fratus, righthanded

Cesar Jimenez, lefthanded