Sandberg to use spring camp to mix, match lineups

Sandberg to use spring camp to mix, match lineups

PHILADELPHIA -- Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg will need to be pretty creative to get his team to score runs consistently in 2015, which could mean some experimentation with the lineup.

Sandberg only has so many options, but with Phillies pitchers and catchers holding their first workout Thursday at Carpenter Complex in Clearwater, Fla., he soon will get a chance to see which one might work best.

2014 record
73-89, fifth in the National League East

Projected batting order
1. CF Ben Revere :
.306 BA, .325 OBP, .361 SLG, 2 HR, 28 RBI, 49 SB in 2014
2. C Carlos Ruiz :
.252 BA, .347 OBP, .370 SLG, 6 HR, 31 RBI in 2014
3. 2B Chase Utley :
.270 BA, .339 OBP, .307 SLG, 11 HR, 78 RBI in 2014
4. 1B Ryan Howard :
.223 BA, .310 OBP, .380 SLG, 23 HR, 95 RBI in 2014
5. LF Darin Ruf :
.235 BA, .310 OBP, .402 SLG, 4 HR, 8 RBI in 2014
6. RF Domonic Brown :
.235 BA, .285 OBP, .349 SLG, 10 HR, 63 RBI in 2014
7. 3B Cody Asche :
.252 BA, .309 OBP, .390 SLG, 10 HR, 46 RBI in 2014
8. SS Freddy Galvis :
.176 BA, .227 OBP, .319 SLG, 4 HR, 12 RBI in 2014
9. P Cole Hamels :
.210 BA, .210 OBP, .242 SLG in 2014

Projected rotation
1. Cole Hamels, 9-9, 2.46 ERA in 2014
2. Cliff Lee, 4-5, 3.65 ERA in 2014
3. Aaron Harang , 12-12, 3.57 ERA in 2014
4. Jerome Williams, 4-2, 2.83 ERA in 2014
5. David Buchanan , 6-8, 3.75 ERA in 2014

Projected bullpen
Closer: Jonathan Papelbon , 39/43 saves, 2.04 ERA in 2014
RH setup man: Ken Giles , 1.18 ERA in 2014
LH setup man: Jake Diekman , 3.80 ERA in 2014

Todd Zolecki is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.