Orioles/As pregame tidbits and lineups

Couple of Orioles tidbits..
*Brian Roberts, Koji Uehara and Alfredo Simon will all head to Sarasota when the team goes on the road for Friday’s series in Toronto.
*Luke Scott is not in the lineup for the second straight day after suffering a left shoulder strain diving for a ball at first base in Sunday’s loss. Scott said there are no plans for an MRI and his shoulder feels much better today than yesterday (he took some dry swings). Still, he won’t take batting practice and manager Dave Trembley said it was 50-50 as to whether  he would use Scott in a pinch hitting situation tonight. At least Scott won Orioles cookoff earlier.
*Mike Gonzalez has suffered a setback of sorts. Although manager Dave Trembley was explicitly clear Gonzalez’s arm doesn’t hurt, his lack of velocity (he was clocked in the upper 80s in a simulated game last week) now will have him work on building up arm strength. Gonzalez will start to throw long toss for the next few days instead.
*B-Rob and Gonzo are both eligible to come off the 60-day DL on June 9. That doesn’t look likely for either.

ORIOLES LINEUP

Corey Patterson LF
Ty Wigginton 1B
Nick Markakis RF
Miguel Tejada 3B
Matt Wieters C
Adam Jones CF
Scott Moore 2B
Garrett Atkins DH
Cesar Izturis SS
Brian Matusz LHP

ATHLETICS LINEUP

Rajai Davis
Daric Barton
Kurt Suzuki C
Kevin Kouzmanoff
Ryan Sweeny
Adam Rosales
Jake Fox
Mark Ellis
Cliff Pennington
Trevor Cahill RHP 

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