Orioles split squad

The Orioles have a split-squad today, with Chris Tillman taking the mound against Boston for a 1:05 p.m. ET start in Fort Myers.

Top pitching prospect Zach Britton will get the ball for tonight’s game at home against the Yankees split-squad. That game is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. ET and will be on MASN and MLB.TV. The Yankees are hosting the Phillies this afternoon, so don’t expect a lot of regulars to be in tonight’s Sarasota lineup.

The O’s, however, will have a strong lineup minus Derrek Lee. The earliest Lee could get into a game is Wednesday and when speaking to reporters yesterday he didn’t seem worried. Given his long rehab, he’s not used to hitting on a daily basis and has been slowed by soreness in the wrist area on the hand where his thumb was surgically repaired.

Since I can’t go to both games, I’ll be at Britton’s night start. But MLB.com’s Evan Drellich has you covered for this afternoon’s game in Fort Myers. There will be a story up on Tillman’s outing later and if you want instant updates you can give him a follow @EvanDrellich on Twitter.

Here are the afternoon lineups:


Matt Angle RF
Randy Winn CF
NolanReimold LF
Jake Fox C
Josh Bell 3B
Brendan Harris DH
Roberto Andino 2B
Joe Mahoney 1B
Cesar Izturis SS

SP Chris Tillman. Also pitching: RHP Jason Berken, RHP Josh Rupe, RHP Chorye Spoone.


Jacoby Ellsbury CF
Dustin Pedroia 2B
Carl Crawford LF
Kevin Youkilis 3B
David Ortiz DH
JD Drew RF
Marco Scutaro SS
Jason Varitek C
Drew Sutton 1B

SP John Lackey. Also pitching: RHP Dan Wheeler, LHP Randy Williams, RHP Kyle Weiland.

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