Cactus Notes: Today’s starting lineups

MESA, Ariz.–Lineups have been posted for today’s 1 p.m. opener versus the Oakland A’s. This will be manager Dale Sveum’s first game at the helm, after six seasons on Milwaukee’s coaching staff. He was named the 52nd manager in franchise history on Nov. 18, 2011, and brings 11 years of major and minor league coaching and managing experience. Welington Castillo will start in place of lineup regular Geovany Soto, who is still nursing a sore groin.

Oakland Athletics

Coco Crisp – CF

Cliff Pennington – SS

Josh Reddick – RF

Chris Carter – DH

Brandon Allen – 1B

Kurt Suzuki – C

Eric Sogard – 2B

Collin Cowgill – LF

Wes Timmons – 3B

Brandon McCarthy – P

Chicago Cubs

Alfonso Soriano – LF

Ian Stewart – 3B

Starlin Castro – SS

Bryan LaHair – 1B

Marlon Byrd – CF

David DeJesus – RF

Jeff Baker – DH

Darwin Barney – 2B

Welington Castillo – C

Rodrigo Lopez – P

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