Orioles/Athletics lineups and pregame tidbits

*The Orioles optioned Brad Bergesen to Triple-A Norfolk following last night’s game and have recalled LHP Pedro Viola in his place. Still, with Brian Matusz scheduled to be activated Wednesday, manager Buck Showalter acknowledged there will be further roster juggling.

“What’s going on with Brad, it’s not good enough,” Showalter said of Bergesen. “And he knows that. And there’s only one pace to get better and that’s down below. There’s potential for some corresponding things [with the roster], we will see how today goes.”

Right now, Chris Tillman is tentatively scheduled to start Friday’s game in Baltimore, although with the team’s off days they don’t need a fifth starter until June 7 and could go with a four-man rotation.

*Justin Duchscherer (left hip strain) will throw a side on Tuesday and go four innings in extended spring on Thursday.

*Derrek Lee (left oblique strain) played light toss today, jogged and took ground balls with no problems. He will continue to progress at extended spring training.

Felix Pie LF
Adam Jones CF
Nick Markakis RF
Vladimir Guerrero DH
Matt Wieters C
Luke Scott 1B
J.J. Hardy SS
Mark Reynolds 3B
Robert Andino 2B

Zach Britton LHP

Coco Crisp CF
Daric Barton 1B
Conor Jackson LF
Josh Willingham DH
Kurt Suzuki C
David DeJesus RF
Mark Ellis 2B
Kevin Kouzmanoff 3B
Cliff Pennington SS

Guillermo Moscoso RHP

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