Orioles @ White Sox lineups and pregame tidbits (updated)

*Manager Buck Showalter said of today’s lineup that he wanted to get both Endy Chavez and Nick Johnson in there to try to get the two “going a little bit”. With the Sox going with a lefty on Tuesday, Showalter wanted to give Nolan Reimold, (who had a hamstring cramp Saturday) another day. Reimold is expected to start the next three games.

“Definitely just wanted to be careful,” Showalter said of Reimold, who stayed in the game Saturday –hitting his second consecutive home run. “We got a left-hander [opposing starter on Tuesday] we definitely want him ready for, cold windy night, but I’ll use him tonight if I have to.”

Reimold said Monday afternoon he was available to play and said he had a similar cramp a few years ago while playing with Double-A Bowie. As he reminded reporters, he stayed in Saturday’s game and he’s been getting treatment on the area but didn’t have any ice or wrap on his leg pregame on Monday.

“Trying to get Endy going a little bit, same way with Nicky,” Showalter said of the pair of veterans who entered Monday hitting under .100. “We know they are going to be contributors, trying to give them a couple days in a row so they can get on track a little bit.”

Johnson had a scary moment in the eighth inning of Sunday’s game when he was hit by Luis Perez’s pitch in the right wrist, an area he’s had multiple surgeries on and had a long rehab process back.

“At first, because I’ve never been hit there, I was worried about it,” Johnson said of how his wrist would react.  “But when I went down the side [with athletic trainer Richie Bancells] and did everything, put a little wrap on it and it’s fine.”

“You can tell the look in his face, as many troubles as he’s had with the wrist and hands and stuff. That was not a comfortable move out to first base to find out what we’re doing,” Showalter said.  “You could tell on his face, but he had good grip there. I think it was kind of important to get him back out there [Monday night] too. Kind of get that behind him.”

ORIOLES LINEUP

Endy Chavez LF
JJ Hardy SS
Nick Markakis RF
Adam Jones CF
Matt wieters C
Nick Johnson DH
Mark Reynolds 3B
Chris Davis 1B
Robert Andino 2B

Jake Arrieta RHP

WHITE SOX LINEUP

Alejandro De Aza CF
Brent Morel 3B
Adam Dunn DH
Paul Konerko 1B
A.J. Pierzynski C
Alex Rios RF
Alexei Ramirez SS
Dayan Viciedo LF
Gordon Beckham 2B

RHP Phil Humber

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