Os vs Red Sox lineups

The O’s will try to snap a four-game losing streak tonight. Not much news pregame other than Ryan Flaherty going on the disabled list, though Matt Wieters did catch in an extended spring game. J.J. Hardy took batting practice with Triple-A Norfolk again on Friday and the team is waiting to see if he had another pain-free day. The hope is he can go on rehab assignment next week.

Orioles manager Buck Showalter will head to Nashville, Tenn. on Saturday to attend the memorial service for his father-in-law. He is expected to miss the game.

ORIOLES LINEUP

Alejandro De Aza LF
Manny Machado 3B
Jimmy Paredes DH
Adam Jones CF
Chris Davis 1B
Delmon Young RF
Rey Navarro 2B
Caleb Joseph C
Everth Cabrera SS

Miguel Gonzalez RHP

RED SOX LINEUP

Mookie Betts CF
Dustin Pedroia 2B
David Ortiz DH
Hanley Ramirez LF
Mike Napoli 1B
Pablo Sandoval 3B
Daniel Nava RF
Brock Holt SS
Ryan Hanigan C

Rick Porcello RHP

Flaherty to DL

The Orioles infield continues to be hit hard by injuries as the club placed Ryan Flaherty (groin) on the 15-day disabled list prior to Friday’s game. Infielder Rey Navarro has been recalled from Triple-A Norfolk in his place and is expected to see the bulk of his playing time at second base.

Flaherty’s injury is the third to the O’s infield, which is currently also without J.J. Hardy and Jonathan Schoop. Everett Cabrera, a late spring sign, has been starting at shortstop in Hardy’s place and the team has been down an infielder since Schoop injured his knee last week.  Baltimore is also without catcher Matt Wieters (Tommy John) and reliever Wesley Wright (strained trapezius muscle)

Flaherty suffered the injury sliding into to second base in Wednesday’s game in Toronto and this will be his second career stint on the DL.

Os at Red Sox, Marathon Monday

ORIOLES LINEUP

Alejandro De Aza LF
Jimmy Paredes DH
Adam Jones CF
Chris Davis 1B
Travis Snider RF
Manny Machado 3B
Ryan Flaherty 2B
Ryan Lavarnway C
Everth Cabrera SS

Wei-Yin Chen LHP

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

Justin Masterson RHP

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

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