Orioles/Yankees lineups

*Chris Davis will start taking baseball swings in extended spring training tomorrow to test his ailing right shoulder.

*Jason Berken’s wife, Emily, will also have labor induced on the couple’s first child in Baltimore tomorrow morning, and he will join Davis in Sarasota a few days after that. Berken is currently on the DL with right elbow discomfort and manger Buck Showalter said the team is targeting for him to throw in a rehab game on Sept. 8 and make a return around the middle of next month.

*The Blue Jays come to town for a three-game series starting tomorrow, with Jeremy Guthrie, Jo-Jo Reyes and Tommy Hunter slated to throw. Zach Britton is tentatively scheduled for Friday’s series opener in Tampa, although things could change.

*Lefty reliever Troy Patton is expected to rejoin the team tomorrow. Patton is on the restricted list and had flight problems today which prevented him from returning to Baltimore prior to Monday’s game.

*Prospects Manny Machado and Steve Bumbry were on the field watching pregame batting practice at Camden Yards today since Class-A Frederick is off. Machado, the organization’s top prospect, will join MASN as a pregame guest and the pair of young infielders both spent ample time chatting with Oriole hitting coach Jim Presley as well as some of the other current O’s hitters.

I’ve written before that Machado is close with Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez, who he worked out with several times this offseason in Miami and has looked up to since he was a little kid. Being a top-ranked high school infielder of Dominican descent, it’s easy to see why Machado drew some comparisons during last year’s Draft, although that’s not an easy label for anyone to live up to.

Machado said he texted Rodriguez that he was at Camden Yards today and A-Rod said the two would sit down and talk at some point. I asked Machado if he would cross enemy lines and go into the Yankees clubhouse and he said, no.

“I can’t do that, I’m an Oriole,” said Machado.

Since Rodriguez left the Yankees to have an MRI today, I’m guessing that meetup probably won’t happen…

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

Alfredo Simon RHP

Brett Gardner LF
Curtis Granderson CF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Robinson Cano 2B
Nick Swisher RF
Jorge Posada DH
Eric Chavez 3B
Russell Martin C
Eduardo Nunez SS

Freddy Garcia RHP

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