Orioles/Red Sox lineups and pregame tidbits

The Orioles are playing a split-squad game today,  home against the Red Sox and on the road against the Blue Jays.

*Last year’s No. 3 overall pick, shortstop Manny Machado is here and will be available for today’s game in Sarasota. Ryan Adams, Xavier Avery, Kyle Hudson, Trent Mummey, Brandon Waring, Tyler Townsend, Michael Ohlman, Wynston Sawyer and Blake Davis also are on the home roster.

*Along with the Dunedin lineup below, the Orioles are taking prospects Mychal Givens and L.J. Hoes.

*Brad Bergesen said his right forearm is still a little tender, but there’s no visible bruising or anything which is good. Bergesen will try to throw today and the plan is for him to throw on three days’ rest in Tuesday’s game, if all goes well.

ORIOLES LINEUP (Is this the Opening Day lineup? Very well could be..)
Brian Roberts 2B
Nick Markakis RF
Derrek Lee 1B
Vladimir Guerrero DH
Luke Scott LF
Adam Jones CF
Mark Reynolds 3B
Matt Wieters C
J.J. Hardy SS

Chris Tillman RHP

Jacoby Ellsbury CF
Marco Scutaro SS
J.D. Drew RF
Kevin Youkilis 3B
David Ortiz DH
Darnell McDonald LF
Nate Spears 2B
Paul Hoover C
Drew Sutton 1B

*Opening Day starter Jon Lester is on turn in the rotation but rather than travel to Sarasota for an abbreviated start, he will stay back in Fort Myers and pitch in a Minor League intrasquad game.

The Orioles are having their OD starter, Jeremy Guthrie, go to Dunedin to avoid facing an AL East opponent that they play next month. They don’t face Toronto until June.

Pitching: RHP Brandon Duckworth, RHP Matt Albers

Robert Andino LF
Randy Winn DH
Nolan Reimold RF
Jake Fox 1B
Brendan Harris 3B
Felix Pie CF
Nick Green 2B
Craig Tatum C
Cesar Izturis SS

Jeremy Guthrie RHP


Rajai Davis CF
Yunel Escobar SS
Jose Bautista 3B
Adam Lind 1B
Aaron Hill 2B
Juan Rivera RF
Travis Snider LF
Edwin Encarnacion DH
J.P. Arencibia C

Ricky Romero SP

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