Orioles @ Red Sox lineups and pregame notes (Os sign Moyer)

*The Orioles announced that they’ve signed veteran left-hander Jamie Moyer to a Minor League contract and he will start for Triple-A Norfolk on Saturday in Buffalo. The 49-year-old was designated for assignment by the Rockies last week and subsequently cleared waivers, allowing the Orioles to sign Moyer for his second stint in the organization. You can read more on that here.

*Zach Britton was activated off the 60-day disabled list –which adds him back to the 40-man roster — and optioned to Triple-A Norfolk. To clear a spot on the team’s 40-man roster, Stu Pomeranz was moved from the 15-day DL to the 60. Pomeranz, who was diagnosed with a left oblique strain and will be out for a while. This move means Britton will be in the Minors at least 10 days, unless the Orioles have an injury situation.

*Matt Lindstrom is throwing up to 120 feet down in Sarasota. There is no news on Nolan Reimold, who is still not doing baseball activities.

*Chris Davis is back in the lineup for the first time since June 2, serving at designated hitter, with Wilson Betemit –who has been under the weather — also returning.

*The Orioles’ Day 3 Draft featured some interesting names, including Cal Ripken, Jr.’s son, Ryan, –a first baseman who went in the 20th round — and bench coach John Russell’s son William, a left-handed hitting catcher who went in the 32nd round. William, who goes by Steel, is with the Orioles in Boston and it was a pretty neat moment to watch his reaction as his name flashed up on his phone. Several players came over and congratulated him, and of course, his dad, and manager Buck Showalter came out of his office to wish William congrats as well.

“How many kids even get to get drafted get that opportunity to be in that clubhouse, in the Major League clubhouse of the team they get drafted by? It’s surreal,” said William, who was drafted out of Midland College in Texas. “I can’t imagine anything like that ever happening to most people but I’m fortunate enough for my dad to be who he is that, I was able to share it with him in the clubhouse.

Not many kids that get Drafted have the manager of the big-league club come out and say congratulations. It’s something I’ll never forget, being able to do that here. This moment I can’t even really express how I feel right now, I don’t think it’s totally kicked in right now. I’m just really excited to be able to share it here and experience it here in this clubhouse with all these big leaguers, and thinking I have a shot. It’s pretty surreal.”

“I am very proud,” said John, who was the 13th overall pick in the 1982 Draft.  “For your son to be drafted, especially with the team that I’m with right now, it is something that I’ll cherish forever. To see the look on his face when he saw his name, that’s something I’ll never forget. And now it is up to him.”

*Brian Roberts is batting leadoff and playing second base again tonight after making his Triple-A debut last night. Roberts, who is on rehab assignment until June 11, went 3-for-5 with two doubles, two runs scored and an RBI.

ORIOLES LINEUP
Endy Chavez RF
J.J. Hardy SS
Adam Jones CF
Matt Wieters C
Chris Davis DH
Mark Reynolds 1B
Wilson Betemit 3B
Ryan Flaherty LF
Robert Andino 2B

Wei-Yin Chen LHP

RED SOX LINEUP
Alex Aviles SS
Dustin Pedroia 2B
Kevin Youkilis 1B
David Ortiz DH
Will Middlebrooks 3B
Adrian Gonzalez RF
Jarrod Saltalamacchia C
Darnell McDonald LF
Marlon Byrd CF

Josh Beckett RHP

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