Orioles vs. Red Sox Game 2

Greetings from Camden Yards, where the Orioles will take on Boston for the second of a three-game series.

*The big news out of today was the news that Manny Machado was handed a five-game suspension by MLB. Machado could always drop the appeal, which won’t be heard for a week, but the hope is he can get his punishment reduced a little bit. In a perfect world, it looks like the Orioles would prefer he miss next week’s Tampa series, which also has an off day prior. That off day wouldn’t count but could help the O’s if they chose to option a reliever and add a position player in Machado’s absence.

*Adam Jones is at DH for the second consecutive day with what the centerfielder called general soreness around his heel. Manager Buck Showalter said he hopes to put Jones back in centerfield on Wednesday and if it’s not better by the end of this home stand he will get X-rays.

Nick Markakis RF
Manny Machado 3B
Adam Jones DH
Chris Davis 1B
Nelson Cruz LF
J.J. Hardy SS
David Lough CF
Caleb Joseph C
Ryan Flaherty 2B

Chris Tillman RHP

Brock Holt LF
Xander Bogaerts 3B
Dustin Pedroia 2B
David Ortiz DH
Mike Napoli 1B
Daniel Nava RF
A.J. Pierzynski C
Grady Sizemore CF
Jonathan Herrera SS

Brandon Workman RHP

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