Orioles vs. Blue Jays lineups and pregame notes

Greetings from Camden Yards, where the Orioles will take on the Blue Jays for the second of a four-game set.

*Manny Machado will not serve his five-game suspension this weekend and it looks as if Machado will wait until his appeal is heard. Manager Buck Showalter wouldn’t divulge the exact date of the hearing, but it doesn’t look like it’s in New York next week. It could be before or after that, however. When Machado does serve his suspension the Orioles will need to add an infielder, which will change their roster construction since they’d play a man down.

*Wei-Yin Chen will start Monday’s game with the rest of the three-game set against Tampa Bay TBD. Miguel Gonzalez could start one of those and Showalter said he hoped to have more clarity on the rotation on Saturday.

*A bad day for knuckleballers in the Orioles organization as Eddie Gamboa has received a 50-game suspension without pay after testing positive for exogenous Testosterone, a performance-enhancing substance in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. Gamboa, slated to pitch for Triple-A tonight, will serve the suspension immediately. The O’s also released knuckler Zach Clark.

*Nothing new on Matt Wieters, though the Orioles are still optimistic after he sees Dr. James Andrews on Monday he will resume his throwing program. The other option is season-ending surgery.

BLUE JAYS LINEUP

Jose Reyes SS
Melky Cabrera LF
Jose Bautista RF
Adam Lind DH
Edwin Encarnacion 1B
Brett Lawrie 2B
Juan Francisco 3B
Dioner Navarro C
Anthony Gose CF

Drew Hutchison RHP

ORIOLES LINEUP
Nick Markakis RF
Steve Pearce LF
Adam Jones CF
Chris Davis 1B
Nelson Cruz DH
J.J. Hardy SS
Manny Machado 3B
Jonathan Schoop 2B
Caleb Joseph C

Ubaldo Jimenez RHP

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Just do the “slap on the wrist” 5- game suspension Manny…

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