The Oakland Athletics will kick off the 2012 MLB regular season in Japan against the Seattle Mariners. After a long, cold offseason, the A's hope to shock the world and make a run despite a roster stacked with young and unproven players. How will Yoenis Cespedes perform in America? Will Manny Ramirez contribute at all? Does a guy like Jemile Weeks emerge as an elite leadoff option? These questions and more will be answered in the coming months.
Here are the starting lineups for both clubs.
Brandon McCarthy will start the game for Oakland.
Felix Hernandez will start the game for Seattle.
First pitch is scheduled for 6 a.m. ET, which is 3 a.m. in the Bay Area. Yay for early morning baseball!