PBR - Laynce Nix will make his Phillies debut tonight with a start at first base against the Pirates.

Nix didn't have a great spring, but he's left-handed bat that provides depth at first base and in the outfield. He started six games at first base last season while with the Nationals.

Those of you waiting for Jim Thome to get his first start at first base will have to wait a little while longer. If he doesn't get the start tomorrow against lefty James McDonald it may mean he'll start in the home opener on Monday against lefty Anibal Sanchez.

Tonight's lineup:
  1. Victorino, CF
  2. Polanco, 3B
  3. Rollins, SS
  4. Pence, RF
  5. Nix, 1B
  6. Mayberry, Jr. LF
  7. Ruiz, C
  8. Galvis, SS
  9. Lee, P
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