Delmon Young will make his season debut when the Phillies open their two-game set with the Cleveland Indians tonight.
Young, who had offseason surgery on his ankle, was activated from the 15-day disabled list earlier today and will serve as the Phils' designated hitter in the series opener. The 27-year-old hit .367 with two doubles and two RBIs in seven rehab games between Single A Clearwater and Triple A Leigh Valley.
Fellow outfielder Ben Revere will make his return to the lineup against Cleveland. Revere, who will play center field and bat ninth, missed the previous four games with a sore quad.
Roy Halladay will take the mound for the Phils and will be opposed by 6-foot-6 right-hander Zach McAllister. Halladay has a .114 opponents' batting average and a 1.71 ERA in his last three starts.
The Phils have never seen McAllister before. He enters the game with a 1-3 record and a 3.52 ERA in 23 innings pitched this season (see game notes).
Here's the full lineup:
1. Jimmy Rollins, SS
2. Michael Young, 3B
3. Chase Utley, 2B
4. Ryan Howard, 1B
5. Delmon Young, DH
6. Domonic Brown, LF
7. Carlos Ruiz, C
8. John Mayberry, RF
9. Ben Revere, CF