Orioles vs Indians (Game 3) Lineups and Pregame Notes

*Nick Johnson is traveling to Sarasota to rehab his injured right wrist, although an MRI conducted Friday didn’t reveal any tears or other signifiant damage. Johnson said he will be wearing a brace and taking pills without any activity for a week, at which point he will be reevaluted. 

*Dana Eveland told the media he thought he’d be able to throw about 85 pitches on Saturday, but manager Buck Showalter seemed skeptical given the heat and the fact that Eveland hasn’t thrown more than 48 pitches in an outing since May 11. Showalter said he’d be happy if Eveland got to 80, but he’d be willing to let him go longer than that as long as he’s pitching well.

*The Orioles have been carrying 13 pitchers and 12 position players since Wednesday, and Showalter said the utility capabilities of Robert Andino and Ryan Flaherty have been a big part of making that work. Showalter added that he’ll likely only start one of them at any given time in order to keep flexibility with his lineup. Flaherty will be hitting ninth and playing third base on Saturday. 

*Earl Weaver is being honored with a ceremony and sculpture unveiling today at Camden Yards as part of the Orioles Legends Celebration Series. We’ll have coverage of the event up on Orioles.com later today. 


Brian Roberts 2B
Xavier Avery LF
J.J. Hardy SS
Adam Jones CF
Wilson Betemit 1B
Chris Davis RF
Matt Wieters C
Mark Reynolds DH
Ryan Flaherty 3B

Dana Eveland LHP


Shin-Soo Choo RF
Asdrubal Cabrera SS
Jason Kipnis 2B
Jose Lopez 3B
Michael Brantley CF
Shelley Duncan DH
Casey Kotchman 1B
Lou Marson C
Aaron Cunningham LF

Josh Tomlin RHP 

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