Orioles vs. Rays lineups & pregame notes

*The Orioles have designated reliever Kevin Gregg and infielder Ryan Adams for assignment, selecting the contract of outfielders Endy Chavez and LJ Hoes in their place. With Nick Markakis undergoing thumb surgery this morning in Sarasota, Chavez and Hoes will add outfield depth.

*Chris Tillman threw a bullpen session this afternoon, his first since being diagnosed with right elbow inflammation, and said everything felt great. The Orioles don’t have a rotation after Wednesday and Tillman could be in line to make a start later this week.

*The Rays are without outfielder Desmond Jennings, who will sit out a third consecutive game with lower back soreness, although the expectation is he will play on Wednesday.

*Troy Patton (right ankle sprain) threw a light side session in Sarasota today and will throw another side Wednesday and, assuming all goes well, live batting practice on Friday.

*Pretty cool gesture by manager Buck Showalter in his pregame media session as he was joined by Triple-A manager Ron Johnson and pitching coach Mike Griffin who he wanted to publicly thank for all their hard work this year.


B.J. Upton CF
Jeff Keppinger 3B
Ben Zobrist SS
Evan Longoria DH
Matt Joyce RF
Ben Francisco LF
Luke Scott 1B
Ryan Roberts 2b
Jose Molina C

Matt Moore LHP


Nate McLouth LF
J.J. Hardy SS
Adam Jones CF
Matt Wieters C
Mark Reynolds 1B
Chris Davis DH
Lew Ford RF
Manny Machado 3B
Robert Andino 2B

Jason Hammel RHP

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