Orioles @ Yankees lineups and pregame notes (updated)

Greetings from Yankee Stadium, where the Orioles are fresh off a sweep-avoiding win at Fenway Park that gave right-hander Chris Tillman his 15th victory of the season.

*The big news today was the Orioles acquired Michael Morse for Xavier Avery in a waiver claim trade with the Mariners. Morse, who will fill the roll of right-handed DH, isn’t expected to be here before tonight’s game. but he has to be added to the roster at some point tomorrow. The team is hoping he gets here and can be activated before Saturday afternoon’s game. You can read more on that move here.

*Jason Hammel made his first rehab start last night at Double-A Bowie, throwing 3 2/3 scoreless innings and you can read more on his debut with Bowie here. Hammel will throw for short-season Aberdeen on Tuesday and he will join the team in New York first to throw a bullpen session for pitching coach Billy Castro. He will be activated either Sept. 7 or 8.

*Ryan Flaherty, who was optioned on Tuesday to clear a roster spot for Wilson Betemit, has been transferred to Frederick from Class-A Delmarva. Flaherty is expected back with the team when Frederick’s season ends this Tuesday.

*Wei-Yin Chen, who was optioned to the Gulf Coast League for Kevin Gausman on Wednesday, will rejoin the team tomorrow and will be added to the roster with Sunday’s callups and start the series finale here in New York.

Here are your lineups as the O’s start the second part of a three-city road trip…

ORIOLES LINEUP
Nate McLouth LF
Manny Machado 3B
Adam Jones CF
Chris Davis 1B
J.J. Hardy SS
Nick Markakis RF
Danny Valencia DH
Alexi Casilla 2B
Taylor Teagarden C

Miguel Gonzalez RHP

YANKEES LINEUP
Brett Gardner CF
Derek Jeter SS
Robinson Cano 2B
Alfonso Soriano LF
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Curtis Granderson DH
Mark Reynolds 1B
Ichiro Suzuki RF
Austin Romine C

CC Sabathia LHP

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