Orioles vs. Twins Game 3 (updated De Aza added)

Greetings from Camden Yards, where the Orioles are fresh off another win and a pair of trades yesterday. The O’s acquired outfielder Alejando De Aza from the White Sox and infielder Kelly Johnson from the Red Sox last night.

De Aza was supposed to be here before the game but missed his flight, so manager Buck Showalter had to go with his second lineup today. The team did decide to add him to the roster anyways, and optioned lefty T.J. McFarland until expanded rosters start.

Wei-Yin Chen has been officially added from the Gulf Coast League to start today, with the Orioles optioning Steve Clevenger to short-season Aberdeen. The O’s hope Clevenger can stay active and start one of Aberdeen’s remaining games and they will add him on Tuesday.

The O’s are also expected to add a pair of pitchers on Monday –the first day of expanded rosters– with Joe Saunders and Ryan Webb the likely choices. Saunders is a non-roster guy but they have an opening on the 40-man roster.

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

Wei-Yin Chen LHP

TWINS LINEUP
Danny Sananta CF
Brian Dozier 2B
Joe Mauer DH
Kennys Vargas 1B
Trevor Plouffe 3B
Chris Parmelee RF
Eduardo Nunez SS
Eric Fryer C
Jordan Schafer LF

Ricky Nolasco RHP

4 Comments

By missing (?) his flight is DeAza eligible for post season ? If not why would a so-called pro miss such an important flight. After all we really in need of another below .250 swinger like Davis,Schoop,Lough,Flaherty,Joseph ??

He and Johnson are both eligible. They think he’s an upgrade over Lough.

Good Call Britt !! C’mon – dtrower1 ! RU An Orioles FAN or just Stirring the Pot here ? We have a HECK of a TEAM this Year – TOP TO BOTTOM !! As I told a
Friend of Mine- It Takes ALL of the GEARS in a Transmission to make a Car Run Down the Road ! Get My Drift – dtrower1 ? Britt; You Continue to Bring Us the Greatest Information and Updates on the Orioles ” Keep Up the AWESOME Work ”
Orioles have Started the Game Off with their Usual ” POP !! ” and Chen is doing
a Great Job on the Bump Today !! ( So Far – lol ) I find it Funny that Less Than
50% have Chen on their Fantasy Rosters !! That’s COOL – Leaves him for Me.
LOL !!! BTW – I am in Full Agreement with Coach and Dan that DeAza is an
Up Grade over Lough – Nothing Against Lough ! DeAza will be a Good ADD …
Ironic that Flaherty just HIT THE LONG BALL – HUH !! LOL !! Sorry dtrower1
but these Guys DO PRODUCE !! They may not have the Best Batting Avg. but
they are getting GOOD KNOCKS; HR’S, RBI’S, WALKS and RUNS !!
THANKS BRITT !!!

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