Bucs prepping for Friday's intrasquad game

Bucs prepping for Friday's intrasquad game

BRADENTON, Fla. -- Following Thursday's abbreviated workouts, the Bucs pulled up stakes in Pirate City. Next stop: McKechnie Field on Friday for the club's lone intrasquad game of the spring.

You certainly cannot read anything into them, or draw any conclusions about early camp assessments. Still, for curiosity purposes and as yet another sign of approaching spring, here are the starting lineups for the 2012 Bucs' first "competitive" episode.

• The Golds:
Alex Presley, LF
Clint Barmes, SS
Nate McLouth, CF
Neil Walker, 2B
Nick Evans, 3B
Brandon Boggs, RF
Matt Hague, 1B
Jeff Clement, DH
Michael McKenry, C

Jeff Karstens is due to start for the Golds, with Rudy Owens, Gerrit Cole, Jared Hughes, Bryan Morris and Tim Wood also scheduled for pitch for them.

• The Blacks:
Jose Tabata, RF
Anderson Hernandez, 2B
Andrew McCutchen, CF
Garrett Jones, 1B
Casey McGehee, DH
Pedro Alvarez, 3B
Yamaico Navarro, SS
Gorkys Hernandez, LF
Eric Fryer, C

The Blacks will start Kevin Correia, then also pitch Jeff Locke, Kyle McPherson, Michael Crotta and Duke Welker.