Orioles @ Twins

*Tsuyoshi Wada will make his first Grapefruit League start against the Twins this afternoon. As I blogged yesterday, Wada’s performance today will be important in determining his role on the team. He does have to approve to be sent to Triple-A, and right now could slot in as a long reliever or starter on the team’s Opening Day roster, although the preference remains for him to start. Wada last pitched three innings in a Minor League game on Thursday and he could get two more starts after today, according to manager Buck Showalter.

*Showalter hasn’t officially named his Opening Day starter, but there’s been some clues lately that have added to the speculation that it will be Jake Arrieta. You can read more on that here.

*Not much in the way of pregame news today, but here are your lineups…

ORIOLES LINEUP

Nolan Reimold LF
Nick Johnson DH
Adam Jones CF
Matt Wieters C
Mark Reynolds 3B
Wilson Betemit RF
Chris Davis 1B
Robert Andino SS
Ryan Flaherty 2B

Tsuyoshi Wada LHP

TWINS LINEUP

Denard Span CF
Jamey Carroll SS
Joe Mauer 1B
Justin Morneau Dh
Luke Hughes 3B
Chris Parmelee RF
Ben Revere Lf
J.R. Towles C
Alexi Casilla 2B

RHP Anthony Swarzak

1 Comment

The birds must have wore themselves out the last few days with all the hits and runs cause they sure didn’t hit today. let’s get back to hitting tomorrow now that you had a day off. Keep swinging boys opening day is around the corner.

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