Orioles @ Twins series finale

Greetings from Target Field, where the Orioles will take on the Twins for a Mother’s Day series finale.

*Mike Belfiore was recalled from Triple-A Norfolk and the left-hander will be available to add some length to an overworked bullpen. Belfiore takes the roster spot vacated by Steve Johnson, who was optioned to Triple-A after a four-inning start last night and he will be making his Major League debut if/when he gets into a game.

Belfiore was acquired as the player to be named later in the Josh Bell trade with Arizona and he was added to the 40-man roster over the winter.

*Chris Tillman will start Tuesday’s game with Wednesday’s starter either Freddy Garcia or Jason Hammel. Garcia, who was held out of his side session today, is available if needed in relief.

*Miguel Gonzalez was going to try to throw today, but there’s still some healing needed in regards to the blister on his right thumb. Gonzalez will try to throw a side on Tuesday and could go on a rehab start on Thursday or Friday. Tsuyoshi Wada’s rehab start hasn’t been determined just yet, but the team is leaning toward Thursday.

*Taylor Teagarden will see Dr. Brian Schofield on Thursday in Sarasota.

*Wilson Betemit is still doing pool work down at the team’s rehab facility and he will definitely not make the May 30 date, which is the first day he could be eligible off the 60-day disabled list.

*Triple-A Norfolk will pitch a game out of the bullpen today to get the relievers some work, according to manager Buck Showalter.  Jake Arrieta was originally slated to start.
Nick Markakis RF
Manny Machado 3B
Adam Jones CF
Chris Davis 1B
Matt Wieters DH
Steve Pearce LF
J.J. Hardy SS
Alexi Casilla 2B
Chris Snyder C

Wei-Yin Chen LHP

Brian Dozier 2B
Joe Mauer DH
Josh Willingham LF
Justin Morneau 1B
Ryan Doumit C
Trevor Plouffe 3B
Chris Parmelee RF
Wilkin Ramirez CF
Eduardo Escobar SS

Scott Diamond LHP

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