Orioles/Red Sox lineups and pregame tidbits

*J.J. Hardy (left oblique strain) reported to being a little sore today and took a lighter work day at extended spring. Manager Buck Showalter said it wasn’t described as a setback, but it’s safe to say Hardy won’t hit the 3-week mark, which would be this weekend. After he progresses enough in baseball activities and hitting he would need a few rehab games as well.

*Showalter also said Justin Duchscherer (left hip) has been throwing off a mound for a few weeks. They aren’t ready to send him out on rehab assignment, however.

*The club will make a decision on Brian Matusz and Chris Jakubauskas after each throws their respective bullpen sessions on Thursday. Matusz is likely ticketed to go back to extended spring and Jakubauskas for a rehab assignment, but that could change.

ORIOLES LINEUP
Brian Roberts 2B
Nick Markakis RF
Derrek Lee 1B
Vladimir Guerrero DH
Luke Scott LF
Adam Jones CF
Mark Reynolds 3B
Matt Wieters C
Robert Andino SS

Jeremy Guthrie SP

RED SOX LINEUP
Jacoby Ellsbury CF
Dustin Pedroia 2B
Adrian Gonzalez 1B
Kevin Youkilis 3B
David Ortiz DH
J.D. Drew RF
Jed Lowrie 2B
Carl Crawford LF
Jason Varitek C

Josh Beckett SP

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