Orioles/Red Sox lineups and pregame tidbits

*The Orioles finalized a three-year contract extension with shortstop J.J. Hardy this afternoon. I’ll have more on that later.

*Brian Matusz was named International League Player of the Week

*Here are your lineups with Kevin Gregg and David Ortiz both set  to begin serving three-game suspensions tonight. No word yet on Michael Gonzalez’s three-game suspension (which is currently still being appealed) but he could start serving a less sentence, just like Gregg did, as soon as Friday.

*As expected, the Orioles have infielder Josh Bell and right-handed pitcher Mark Worrell here in the places of Alfredo Simon and Mitch Atkins, respectively. Simon is expected to only be in the Dominica Republic for a day, so the O’s 25-man roster could change again real soon.

*Cesar Izturis (elbow surgery) will play in his first rehab game in the Gulf Coast League on Friday –which pushes him back a few days — while Luke Scott will continue his rehab tonight with Double-A Bowie. Scott could be activated as soon as tomorrow.

*Brian Roberts had a good day in extended spring, fielding grounders and taking swings in coaches’ batting practice.

ORIOLES LINEUP
J.J. Hardy SS
Nick Markakis RF
Adam Jones  CF
Matt Wieters C
Derrek Lee 1B
Mark Reynolds 3B
Nolan Reimold DH
Felix Pie LF
Robert Andino 2B
Brad Bergesen SP

RED SOX LINEUP
Jacoby Ellsbury DH
Dustin Pedroia 2B
Adrian Gonzalez 1B
Kevin Youkilis 3B
Josh Reddick CF
Carl Crawford LF
Jarrod Saltalamacchia C
J.D. Drew RF
Marco Scutaro SS
Tim Wakefield SP

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