Orioles vs. White Sox, Machado appeal Wednesday

Greetings from Camden Yards, where the Orioles take a three-game winning streak into Game 2 against the White Sox.

*Manny Machado is scheduled to have his appeal on a five-game suspension heard in Baltimore on Wednesday. The hearing, which will also be attended by EVP Dan Duquette, typically takes a few days before the final agreement is reached and –with the O’s off on Thursday– the team is hopeful to still have Machado for Friday’s doubleheader.

Machado, who was also fined, said earlier today the suspension is with pay and is hoping to get it knocked down at least a few games. He was suspended four games for his role in the benches-clearing brawl with Oakland on June 8–that started after he tossed his bat– and one for his role in the series opening-game in which he was not ejected.

If Machado is suspended for Friday’s game, the Orioles will still have to play a man down, according to manager Buck Showalter. The O’s are planning on adding Kevin Gausman as their extra player to start the first game of the doubleheader.

*Bud Norris and Chris Tillman will both take a work day on Wednesday and if Norris feels OK he will pitch on Friday. If not, Tillman will go on regular rest given Thursday’s off day. Kevin Gausman is slated to throw the other game of the doubleheader.

*Double-A Bowie’s outfielder Dariel Alvarez and right-handed pitcher Hunter Harvey will both selected to the Futures Game this afternoon. Alvarez was named to the World Team with Harvey, who is currently at Delmarva, is on Team USA.

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

Miguel Gonzalez RHP

Adam Eaton CF
Gordon Beckham 2B
Conor Gillaspie 3B
Jose Abreu 1B
Adam Dunn DH
Alexei Ramirez SS
Dayan Viciedo RF
Alejandro De Aza LF
Tyler Flowers C

Jose Quintana LHP

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