Orioles @ Athletics (updated)

Greetings from the West Coast, where the O’s kick off a three-city road trip with stops in Oakland, Anaheim and Seattle. They are fresh off a four-game series split with the Tigers.

Not much pregame news to report, though Chris Tillman did throw from about 90 feet to test his ankle. Tillman said he’s definitely making progress and is hoping to throw a bullpen on Wednesday. He threw off of flat ground today and the earliest he would start is Friday. If that happens, the rest of the rotation would just slot back.

Jimmy Paredes is starting in right field today and has been doing work for the past month or so there. Orioles manager Buck Showalter isn’t afraid of trying guys in new spots -like Steve Pearce at second or first baseman Matt Wieters and this is another case of that.  Ryan Flaherty, who is the team’s emergency catcher, also caught Wei-Yin Chen’s bullpen today. Showalter said he’d like to get Flaherty in a situation with a hitter in the batters box to help familiarize him with being behind the plate.

Orioles prospect Parker Bridwell will get a second opinion on his right elbow from Dr. James Andrews. Bridwell’s first opinion said he wouldn’t need surgery and would be OK just being shut down for a little while.

ORIOLES LINEUP

Manny Machado 3B
Gerardo Parra LF
Adam Jones CF
Chris Davis 1B
Matt Wieters DH
J.J. Hardy SS
Jimmy Paredes RF
Jonathan Schoop 2B
Caleb Joseph C

Tyler Wilson RHP

ATHLETICS LINEUP
Billy Burns CF
Coco Crisp LF
Stephen Vogt C
Billy Butler DH
Ike Davis 1B
Brett Lawrie 3B
Sam Fuld RF
Marcus Semien SS
Eric Sogard 2B

Jesse Chavez RHP

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