Orioles @ Rays series finale lineups and pregame notes (updated)

*Wilson Betemit had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee in Baltimore yesterday, to get a few things cleaned up and for the organization to make sure there wasn’t anything unexpected in there. The procedure is not expected to change his timetable of 6-8 weeks and was performed by Dr. John Wilckens.

*Pitcher Steve Johnson (strained right lat) started a long toss progression yesterday as he works his way back.

*Dylan Bundy, who was placed on the seven-day Minor League disabled list, through today with no reported right elbow discomfort. The organization remains optimistic it’s just a minor issue with Bundy’s elbow.

*Manager Buck Showalter said there are two options the team is discussing, feasibly three, in terms of a roster move on Saturday to activate Chris Tillman. Tillman will start that game and –asked if he could play with a short bench– Showalter said all options are still on the table.

*The Orioles have claimed right-handed pitcher Josh Stinson off waivers from the A’s and have optioned him to Triple-A Norfolk, where he will work out of the starting rotation. So Norfolk’s rotation right now will be Zach Clark, Jair Jurrjens, Zach Britton, Freddy Garcia and Stinson.

 

ORIOLES LINEUP
Nate McLouth LF
Manny Machado 3B
Nick Markakis RF
Adam Jones CF
Chris Davis 1B
Matt Wieters C
J.J. Hardy SS
Ryan Flaherty DH
Brian Roberts 2B

Miguel Gonzalez RHP

RAYS LINEUP
Desmond Jennings CF
Matt Joyce LF
Ben Zobrist RF
Evan Longoria 3B
Shelley Duncan DH
Yunel Escobar SS
James Loney 1B
Jose Molina C
Ryan Roberts 2B

Roberto Hernandez RHP

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