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Orioles-Red Sox Game 3

*Jordan Baker, who ejected Ubaldo Jimenez in Game 1, is not listed on the umpires crew on the lineup cards today. Apparently it’s for personal reasons unrelated to the events of the series opener.

Not much pregame news here today, but Jonathan Schoop did fly to Sarasota, Fla. to start his rehab. Manager Buck Showalter also mentioned pitcher Wesley Wright–who is in Sarasota, is doing well.

ORIOLES LINEUP

Everth Cabrera SS
Jimmy Paredes DH
Adam Jones CF
Chris Davis 1B
Delmon Young LF
Travis Snider RF
Manny Machado 3B
Ryan Flaherty 2B
Caleb Joseph C

Miguel Gonzalez RHP

RED SOX LINEUP
Brock Holt 2B
Mookie Betts CF
David Ortiz DH
Hanley Ramirez LF
Mike Napoli 1B
Pablo Sandoval 3B
Shane Victorino RF
Xander Bogaerts SS
Sandy Leon C

Rick Porcello RHP

Os at Red Sox Game 2

RED SOX LINEUP
Brock Holt CF
Dustin Pedroia 2B
David Ortiz DH
Hanley Ramirez LF
Pablo Sandoval 3B
Mike Napoli 1B
Shane Victorino RF
Xander Bogaerts SS
Ryan Hanigan C

Clay Buchholz P

ORIOLES LINEUP
Alejandro De Aza LF
Steve Pearce RF
Chris Davis 1B
Adam Jones CF
Jimmy Paredes DH
Manny Machado 3B
Caleb Joseph C
Ryan Flaherty 2B
Everth Cabrera SS

Chris Tillman RHP

Schoop to DL

Orioles second baseman Jonathan Schoop has been placed on the 15-day disabled list after an MRI exam revealed a partial PCL tear and a mild MCL sprain in his right knee.

Fellow infielder Jimmy Paredes will be promoted from Double-A Bowie to take Schoop’s place on the active roster.

Schoop, 23, suffered the injury during Friday night’s game, though it was apparently the result of tripping over first base, not a hard slide into second by Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval. There’s currently no timetable available for Schoop’s return, though manager Buck Showalter said he’s confident the young middle infielder will return at some point this season.

Schoop was hitting .259 (7-for-27) with three homers and seven RBIs through nine games after hitting 16 homers and driving in 45 runs over 137 games last season.

Jimenez ejected

BOSTON—Ubaldo Jimenez  was ejected from the Orioles-Red Sox game in the fourth inning after hitting Pablo Sandoval in the right shoulder with a pitch.

Jimenez and catcher Caleb Joseph were both mystified by the immediate ejection by home plate umpire Jordan Baker, particularly given that there was no warning issued to either team. Manager Buck Showalter sprinted out onto the field to speak with Baker, but Jimenez walked off several minutes later to end his night.

There was talk that perhaps the pitch was retaliation for Sandoval’s hard slide into second base in his previous at-bat, though there’s no way to know for sure. If it was, it’s a curious move by Jimenez given how well he’s pitched and the precarious spot it puts his team –set to play a four-game series in Boston– and the bullpen in the opener.

Jimenez had thrown 3 2/3 scoreless innings, holding the Red Sox hitless over that stretch. He was replaced by right-hander Kevin Gausman. Both sides were warned following the ejection.

Orioles @ Red Sox Game 1

ORIOLES LINEUP

Alejandro De Aza LF
Steve Pearce 1B
Travis Snider RF
Adam Jones CF
Chris Davis DH
Manny Machado 3B
Caleb Joseph C
Everth Cabrera SS
Jonathan Schoop 2B

Ubaldo Jimenez RHP
RED SOX LINEUP
Mookie Betts CF
Dustin Pedroia 2B
David Ortiz DH
Hanley Ramirez LF
Pablo Sandoval 3B
Mike Napoli 1B
Shane Victorino RF
Xander Bogaerts SS
Ryan Hanigan C

Joe Kelly RHP

Os vs Yankees

*As expected, David Lough was activated tonight and Eddie Gamboa optioned to Triple-A.

*Matt Wieters took batting practice  off the coaches and Dane De La Rosa.  He will DH in extended spring on Tuesday. Jimmy Paredes played nine innings in the outfield in extended spring and could go on rehab assignment by end of the week.

The Os are still hoping that Hardy can go on rehab when they go on their road trip at the end of the week.

*Dave Wallace is in Los Angeles for a funeral, so Dom Chiti will be in the dugout tonight and Ramon Martinez will serve as bullpen coach.

YANKEES LINEUP

Jacoby Ellsbury cf
Brett Gardner lf
Carlos Beltran dh
Mark Teixeira 1b
Alex Rodriguez 3b
Chris Young rf
John Ryan Murphy c
Didi Gregorius ss
Gregorio Petit 2b

Michael Pineda rhp

Os vs Jays series finale

ORIOLES LINEUP

Alejandro De Aza LF
Steve Pearce 1B
Chris Davis DH
Adam Jones CF
Travis Snider RF
Manny Machado 3B
Jonathan Schoop 2B
Everth Cabrera SS
Ryan Lavarnway C

Chris Tillman RHP

Orioles vs Jays Game 2

The Orioles will put Wesley Wright on the disabled list and are expected to add knuckleball pitcher Eddie Gamboa in his place. Gamboa was slated to start for Triple-A on Monday and he was the best option in terms of schedule that will still give the O’s some length in the bullpen if needed tonight.

Wright reported pain behind his left shoulder following Friday’s game and the team thinks it’s a neck/trapezius muscle injury right now.

David Lough took batting practice here today and will play with Class-A Frederick on Sunday. and could be activated after that. The Os plan on dropping the 13th pitcher soon and it could be whenever Lough is ready to come back.

Matt Wieters took BP off the coaches today in Sarasota from both sides of the plate. And Hunter Harvey got out of the boot today and made 30 throws from 60 feet.

ORIOLES LINEUP

Alejandro De Aza LF
Steve Pearce RF
Chris Davis 1B
Adam Jones CF
Travis Snider DH
Manny Machado 3B
Jonathan Schoop 2B
Everth Cabrera SS
Caleb Joseph C

Ubaldo Jimenez RHP

ORIOLES LINEUP

Wright injured

BALTIMORE— Orioles reliever Wesley Wright has been dealing with left shoulder pain on and off recently and he said following Friday’s 12-5 loss that he believes it’s more a trapezius/neck issue that is causing sharp shooting pain.

“I’m pretty concerned,” said Wright, who velocity was down to the mid-80s during his four-out appearance on Friday. “I’m a guy who most of my career has been on the field. Not really the type of guy who even likes to be in the training room, so for me to say something, it’s something I felt that I needed to say something just so it doesn’t get any worse and do something more that could have been taken care of earlier.”

Wright, who recorded one out in the Tampa Bay series, said there aren’t any plans for tests to the area right now and the team is going to wait and see how he is on Saturday.

“It’s one of those things that’s been kind of bothering me a little bit the last couple days and it got to a point where it wasn’t going away,” he said. “You want to be out there at the beginning of the season, you want to do what you can to help the team, but it gets to the point where you’re hurting yourself as well as the team, so I decided it would be best if I said something and get it taken care of.”

Signed by the Orioles as a free agent on December 19, Wright is one of three lefties in the O’s bullpen, which currently has eight pitchers.

Opening Day- Os vs Jays

Greetings from a rather chilly, damp Camden Yards where the Orioles will –weather permitting–start their home opener against the Blue Jays at 3:10 p.m. ET.

Not much news to report pregame, but manager Buck Showalter –whose father-in=law passed away yesterday– will leave the team around April 25 to attend memorial services in Nashville.

I’ll pass along weather updates as I get them on Twitter.

BLUE JAYS LINEUP

Jose Reyes SS
Dalton Pompey CF
Jose Bautista RF
Edwin Encarnacion DH
Josh Donaldson 3B
Dioner Navarro C
Justin Smoak 1B
Kevin Pillar LF
Devon Travis 2B

Mark Buehrle LHP

ORIOLES LINEUP

Everth Cabrera SS
Steve Pearce LF
Adam Jones CF
Chris Davis 1B
Delmon Young DH
Manny Machado 3B
Travis Snider RF
Jonathan Schoop 2B
Caleb Joseph C

Bud Norris RHP

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