Orioles/Angels lineups & pregame tidbits

*Chris Davis saw noted orthopedic surgeon Dr. Lewis Yocum in Los Angeles yesterday and the diagnosis on the partial tear in his right labrum remains the same. Davis said the plan right now is to rest and come off the disabled list when his 15 days are up to test his shoulder again.  If that doesn’t work obviously they’d have to reevaluate but right now the hopes is Davis can avoid surgery and he said Friday he plans on coming back this season.

*Brian Matusz will start Sunday’s game with Zach Britton (who is with the team in Anaheim) the likely candidate for Monday’s game in Minnesota.  No new update on right-hander Jeremy Guthrie, who is dealing with shoulder soreness.

*Jason Berken is dealing with discomfort in his right elbow region and will see Yocum on Sunday in what looks to be another DL case.  The Orioles have tried to stay away from him, but it hasn’t gotten any better and Berken’s discomfort –which started around his forearm — has crept up toward the elbow region.

He is 1-2 with a 5.80 ERA out of the bullpen this season and spent this past offseason rehabbing from a partially torn right labrum. Berken also missed his entire junior year at Clemson after undoing Tommy John ligament surgery on his right elbow. Team orthopedist Dr. John Wilckens is flying to the West Coast on Saturday night and he will examine Berken and Davis at some point this weekend as well.

If you’re counting, Berken will be the fourth Oriole to be examined by Yocum in a 10-day span with Davis,  Jake Arrieta and top prospect Dan Klein also on that list.

ORIOLES LINEUP

J.J. Hardy SS
Nick Markakis RF
Adam Jones CF
Vladimir Guerrero DH
Matt Wieters C
Mark Reynolds 1B
Robert Andino 2B
Nolan Reimold LF
Josh Bell 3B

Jo Jo Reyes LHP

ANGELS LINEUP
Peter Bourjos CF
Alberto Callaspo 3B
Howie Kendrick 2B
Torii Hunter DH
Mark Trumbo 1B
Erick Aybar SS
Mike Trout RF
Bobby Wilson C

Dan Haren RHP

2 Comments

What no LF for the angels?

Oops. Just saw this comment. (I think the SoCal air got to me. haha). Sorry bout that –Britt

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