Here are the Red Sox's pitching assignments for the first few days of spring games:
Thursday vs Northeastern: Joel Hanrahan, Daniel Bard, Andrew Miller, Alex Wilson, Clayton Mortensen, Pedro Beato, Anthony Carter
Thursday vs Boston College: Koji Uehara, Andrew Bailey, Oscar Villareal, Terry Doyle, Jose De La Torre, Junichi Tazawa
Saturday vs Rays: John Lackey (one inning or 20 pitches), Drake Britton, Pedro Beato, Anthony Carter, Jose De La Torre, Oscar Villareal, Alex Wilson, Steven Wright
Sunday at Cardinals: Jon Lester (two innings or 35 pitches), Rubby De La Rosa, Junichi Tazawa, Joel Hanrahan, Andrew Bailey, Andrew Miller, Koji Uehara
Monday at Blue Jays: Steven Wright, Allen Webster, Terry Doyle, Jose De La Torre, Pedro Beato, Chris Carpenter, Anthony Carter
Monday at Rays: Alfredo Aceves (two innings or 35 pitches), Chris Hernandez (two innings or 35 pitches), Daniel Bard, Clayton Mortensen, Oscar Villareal and Alex Wilson
Peter Abraham says if you "extrapolate the schedule out to Opening Day, Lester would start against the Yankees" on April 1.