Orioles @ Royals lineups and pregame notes
Greetings from Kansas City, where the Orioles will take on the Royals and try to extend their season-high five-game winning streak following last night’s 9-2 win.
*Outfielder Nolan Reimold underwent corrective spinal surgery today at the Florida Spine Institute. Reimold will miss the remainder of the season. (For more on that, click here.)
*Steve Pearce (sore wrists) is preparing to go out on a rehab assignment in the next day or so.
*Steve Johnson (left oblique) will pitch for short-season Aberdeen on Wednesday.
*Catcher Matt Wieters isn’t in the starting lineup, with manager Buck Showalter wanting to give him a day –with the team playing all night games– and also work backup Taylor Teagarden into the mix. Was it hard to sit Wieters, who has gone 8-for-17 since the break?
“It’s as much a reason to keep it that way, too. Physically,” Showalter said. “We talked about it a couple days ago, where we were going to go. Just thought this was a good fit. I knew he was going to get one day off through this road trip because the schedule is, as usual, not as should be.”
*The Orioles, along with the Orioles Wives, Oriole Advocates, WJZ-TV and MASN personalities, Von Paris Moving and Storage and the Maryland Food Bank, will hold their 27th annual Food and Funds Drive at Oriole Park at Camden Yards this weekend, July 26-28, during the series against the Boston Red Sox. Members of these groups will collect non-perishable food items and monetary donations from fans at each ballpark entrance from the time gates open until the middle of the 2nd inning during games this weekend.
All food and funds collected go to the Maryland Food Bank. Von Paris Moving and Storage will pick up and deliver all items donated. Fans who cannot attend the games can donate food online at http://www.mdfoodbank.org/orioles.
For more information, fans can call 888-848-BIRD or visit http://www.oriolesreach.com.
Nate McLouth LF
Manny Machado 3B
Nick Markakis RF
Adam Jones CF
Chris Davis 1B
J.J. Hardy SS
Danny Valencia DH
Brian Roberts 2B
Taylor Teagarden C
Jason Hammel RHP
Alex Gordon LF
Eric Hosmer 1B
Lorenzo Cain CF
Billy Butler DH
Mike Moustakas 3B
David Lough RF
George Kottaras C
Alcides Escobar SS
Chris Getz 2B
Bruce Chen LHP