On Monday, the Boston Red Sox celebrate the return of two of their stars.
Last week, newly-signed slugger Justin Turner was hit in the face by a pitch and has been out of the lineup since.
However, the slugger is set to return to the Red Sox lineup on Monday.
Super utilityman Enrique Hernandez is also back.
He was away playing for Team Puerto Rico in the World Baseball Classic.
However, Puerto Rico was eliminated by Mexico on Friday night after squandering an early 4-0 lead.
On Twitter, the Red Sox posted a graphic featuring their starting lineup for Monday’s game against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
JT & Kiké return to the lineup! pic.twitter.com/bPH4SymM5W
— Red Sox (@RedSox) March 20, 2023
Fortunately for the Red Sox, Turner appears to be fully healed and is set to make his return.
Having Hernandez back is also a major boost.
Turner was signed to a one-year, $21 million contract that includes a player option for 2024.
The Red Sox were planning to use Hernandez in a super utility role again this coming season, especially with Trevor Story out for an extended period of time thanks to elbow surgery.
But as the World Baseball Classic winds down, players who were away will be making their return.
By the end of this week, Masataka Yoshida will also be back.
Team Japan plays Mexico on Monday to determine who will face Team USA in the final on Tuesday.
For now, the returns of Turner and Hernandez are big boosts for the Red Sox as they look to wrap up spring training games on a positive note and set the tone for the 2023 season.NEXT: Red Sox Analyst Stresses The Importance Of A Strong Start In 2023