Orioles vs. Blue Jays lineups and pregame notes

*The Orioles have selected the contract of right-hander Jairo Asencio and he will be in the bullpen tonight, with Jair Jurrjens being designated for assignment to clear a 40-man roster move. They optioned right-handed pitcher Josh Stinson last night to create a 25-man roster spot for Asencio, who is a power arm and had been serving as Triple-A Norfolk’s closer. The Orioles have been actively pursuing right-handed relief help and Showalter said they want to see what they have in Asencio before the Trade Deadline at the end of the month.

*Earlier today, the Orioles acquired minor league right-handed pitcher Tim Alderson from Pittsburgh in exchange for infielder Russ Canzler, who was designated for assignment on July 6. Alderson is 3-1 with a 2.79 ERA (42IP, 13ER) in 22 relief appearances for Triple-A Indianapolis this season, with 38 strikeouts and 10 walks, and he will report to the O’s Triple-A Norfolk team.

*It looks like Chris Dickerson (left shoulder) will be able to avoid the disabled list. Dickerson tested his swing yesterday and reported to feeling better, with no plans for an MRI. He is available tonight, although it’d be a stretch to use him in the field with Dickerson bothered more by throwing than swinging the bat.

Chris Tillman will go for his 11th win tonight as the Orioles try to follow-up last night’s series-splitting win over Texas.

BLUE JAYS LINEUP
Jose Reyes SS
Jose Bautista RF
Edwin Encarnacion 1B
Adam Lind DH
Colby Rasmus CF
Rajai Davis LF
J.P. Arencibia C
Mark DeRosa 3B
Munerori Kawasaki 2B

Mark Buehrle LHP

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

Chris Tillman RHP

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