Orioles/A’s lineups and pregame tidbits

*Brian Roberts, who met with concussion specialist Dr. Michael Collins in Pittsburgh today, is at least two weeks away from baseball activities. In the next two weeks he will see Dr. Collins again, who will reevaluate Roberts. Buck Showalter, who said today’s report out of Pittsburgh was “not bad news”, said it is possible for Roberts to return before the All Star Break on July 11. If all goes according to plan, Roberts will spend a couple days with the team in Baltimore before heading to Sarasota once he is cleared for baseball activities.

*Justin Duchscherer was supposed to pitch five innings in extended spring training today, but left in the third inning with a spasm in his glutes.

*Lineup notables: SS J.J. Hardy is in the leadoff spot, Buck said it was out of necessity with Roberts still out. Rookie Ryan Adams returns to the lineup at second, taking what had been backup Robert Andino’s spot.

ORIOLES LINEUP
J.J. Hardy SS
Nick Markakis RF
Adam Jones CF
Vlad Guerrero DH
Derrek Lee 1B
Matt Wieters C
Luke Scott LF
Mark Reynolds 3B
Ryan Adams 2B

Chris Jakubauskas RHP

A’s LINEUP
Weeks 2B,
Daric Barton 1B
David DeJesus RF
Josh Willingham LF
Ryan Sweeney CF
Kurt Suzuki C
Hideki Matsui DH
Scott Sizemore 3B
Penny SS

Guillermo Moscoso RHP

-Avi Zaleon

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