D Lee could debut Saturday
Orioles manager Buck Showalter said as long as Derrek Lee feels good when he comes in Saturday morning, the first baseman will make his Grapefruit League debut. The plan is for Lee to get 2-3 at-bats. Lee has been taking swings in the cages the last few days, but Friday was the first day he hit on the back fields.
Brian Roberts isn’t that close yet, but Showalter said the second baseman came through his first live batting practice on Friday feeling fine. Also, Showalter had an “encouraging” talk with Justin Duchscherer, and they will work on a plan that gets him up on the hill.