Orioles @ Royals

*Both Matt Wieters and Adam Jones underwent MRIs over the past day that came back clean. Wieters is out of the lineup today with nagging left wrist soreness while Jones –who has been dealign with a shoulder issue– returned to Friday’s lineup after three days of rest. Jones left Monday’s game early with the injury, though he’s made it no secret he’s dealing with a host of things right now.

Here are your lineups…

ORIOLES LINEUP

Nolan Reimold LF
Manny Machado 3B
Adam Jones CF
Chris Davis DH
Steve Pearce 1B
Jonathan Schoop 2B
Caleb Joseph C
J.J. Hardy SS
Dariel Alvarez RF

Mike Wright RHP

ROYALS LINEUP
Ben Zobrist 2B
Alex Gordon LF
Lorenzo Cain CF
Eric Hosmer 1B
Kendrys Morales DH
Mike Moustakas 3B
Salvador Perez C
Alex Rios RF
Alcides Escobar SS

Danny Duffy LHP

Orioles instructional league

Once again, the Orioles will host a fall instructional league at their spring home in Sarasota, Fla. with games free to attend and open to the public.

The roster is below with several players also going to continue their rehab, including top pitching prospects Dylan Bundy and Hunter Harvey.

PITCHERS

Bray, Jacob
Chleborad, Tanner
Cleavinger, Garrett
Cortright, Garrett
Cosme, Jean
Crichton, Stefan
Echevarria, Juan
Fenter, Gray
Flaa, Jay
Gonzalez, Brian
Hess, David
Horacek, Mitch
Lee, Chris
Leyva, Lazaro
Liranzo, Jesus
Love, Reid
Meisinger, Ryan
Miranda, Ariel
Peluffo, Jhon
Peralta, Ofelky
Scott, Tanner
Turnipseed, Christian
Vespi, Nick
Yoo, Jeong-Hyeon

CATCHERS

Carrillo, Jean
Heim, Jonah
Levy, Stuart
McClanahan, Jerry
Murphy, Alex

INFIELDERS

Andujar, Ricardo
Becker, Branden
Curran, Seamus
Hernandez, Luis
Juvier, Alejandro
Laurino, Steve
Mederos, Yaisel
Moesquit, Kirvin
Mountcastle, Ryan
Ortega, Irving
Reyes, Jomar
Turbin, Drew
Wilkerson, Steve
Xu, Guiyuan

OUTFIELDERS

Ferguson, Jaylen
Gassaway, Randolph
Gonzalez, Jay
Grim, Gerrion
Hart, Josh
Heinrich, Jason
McKenna, Ryan
Mullins, Cedric
Odenwaelder, Mike
Franco, Daniel
Stewart, DJ

Games are played on the main field at Ed Smith Stadium, with parking available in the East lot at no charge. Spectators may enter the ballpark through the East Gate. The full Instructional League season schedule is available online at www.orioles.com/sarasota, and the 2015 home schedule is below:

Tuesday, September 22 – 12:00 p.m. vs. Twins
Friday, September 25 – 1:00 p.m. vs. Rays
Saturday, September 26 – 10:00 a.m. vs. Pirates
Monday, September 28 – 12:00 p.m. vs. Red Sox
Tuesday, September 29 – 12:00 p.m. vs. Twins
Saturday, October 3 – 10:00 a.m. vs. Pirates
Thursday, October 8 – 12:00 p.m. vs. Red Sox
Friday, October 9 – 10:00 a.m. vs. Rays
Tuesday, October 13 – 10:00 a.m. vs. Phillies

Orioles @ Yankees Game 3

Greetings from the Bronx, where the O’s will close out a two-city road trip with the series finale against the Yankees tonight. Adam Jones remains out of the starting lineup and with Thursday’s off day will get the benefit of three consecutive rest days to help heal up his nagging right shoulder soreness and a host of other injuries.

ORIOLES LINEUP

Nolan Reimold LF
Gerardo Parra CF
Manny Machado 3B
Chris Davis DH
Jonathan Schoop 2B
Caleb Joseph C
Steve Pearce 1B
J.J. Hardy SS
Dariel Alvarez RF

Ubaldo Jimenez RHP

YANKEES LINEUP

Jacoby Ellsbury CF
Chase Headley 3B
Carlos Beltran RF
Brian McCann C
Alex Rodriguez DH
Greg Bird 1B
Dustin Ackley LF
Didi Gregorius SS
Stephen Drew 2B

CC Sabathia LHP

Oriole to honor Red Land Little League team

 The Orioles will host the Red Land Little League team from Lewisberry, Pa. at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on Saturday, September 12, prior to the 1:05 p.m. ET game against the Kansas City Royals. Representing the Mid-Atlantic Region in the Little League World Series, Red Land defeated the Southwest Region to win the U.S. title game on August 29, in Williamsport, Pa. The team went 4-1 in the tournament, losing only to Japan in the World Series Championship game on August 30. 
 
During a special pre-game ceremony, the Red Land team will be introduced to the fans in attendance and a video will showcase highlights from their U.S. Championship victory.

Orioles announce 2016 schedule

The Orioles will open the 2016 season in Baltimore, as the full yearly slate of games was officially released on Tuesday afternoon.

Baltimore will play against the Minnesota Twins as part of a six-game homestand beginning with Opening Day on Monday, April 4. Following that, they will host the Rays for a three-game set.

The Interleague schedule is with the National League West and the O’s will travel to the West Coast for a visit to the Padres (June 28-29), San Francisco Giants (August 12-14), and Dodgers at Dodger Stadium (July 4-6) as well as their yearly Beltway Series with the Nationals (August 24-25).

Baltimore will host the Padres (June 21-22), Colorado Rockies (July 25-27), Nationals (August 22-23), and Arizona Diamondbacks (September 23-25) to complete Interleague play.

The Orioles will again host each American League East divisional opponent for three series throughout the season. The Boston Red Sox will play a total of 10 games in Baltimore, May 30-June 2, August 16-17, and September 19-22. The Rays will be April 8-10, June 24-26, and September 15-18. The New York Yankees will come to town May 3-5, June 3-5, and September 2-4, while the Blue Jays will travel to Baltimore, April 19-21, June 17-19, and August 29-31.

The Orioles home schedule also includes games on Mother’s Day (May 8 vs. Oakland), Memorial Day (May 30 vs. Boston), and Father’s Day (June 19 vs. Toronto).

May and June are the busiest months at Camden Yards, with 16 home game in each. The Orioles will play a pair of 10-game homestands; April 28-May 8 (Chicago-AL, New York-AL, and Oakland) and May 30-June 8 (Boston, New York-AL, and Kansas City) before finishing the home portion of their schedule with an 11-game homestand, September 15-25 (Tampa Bay, Boston, and Arizona).

Sixteen of the O’s 25 games in July will be on the road. The Os have a 10-game road trip, August 5-14 (at Chicago, Oakland, and San Francisco) and three nine-game road trips; May 20-29 (at Los Angeles-AL, Houston, and Cleveland), June 28-July 6 (at San Diego, Seattle, and Los Angeles-NL), and September 5-14 (at Tampa Bay).

They will wrap up their regular season with a six-game road trip to Toronto (September 27-29) and New York (September 30-October 2).

Orioles @ Yankees

Greetings from the Bronx, where the Os will open a three-game series to cap their road trip. Baltimore won Friday night but lost its last two games in Toronto.

*J.J. Hardy is set to be activated off the disabled list on Tuesday. Hardy has been rehabbing back from a groin injury and has been running at 100 percent with no issues. You can tell he’s more than ready to get back to playing.

*Dariel Alvarez will also be back on the active roster on Tuesday. Alvarez had visa issues that did not permit him to go to Canada and he was optioned to Frederick, who ends their season today.

*Matt Wieters is not starting today and remains out of the lineup with a nagging left wrist injury. Wieters tried to test it in the cage today and said he didn’t feel he was the club’s best option. Manager Buck Showalter said Wieters is improving, however.

ORIOLES LINEUP

Manny Machado SS
Gerardo Parra RF
Adam Jones CF
Chris Davis 1B
Jimmy Paredes DH
Jonathan Schoop 2B
Nolan Reimold LF
Ryan Flaherty 3B
Caleb Joseph C

Wei-Yin Chen LHP

YANKEES LINEUP
Jacoby Ellsbury CF
Chase Headley 3B
Alex Rodriguez DH
Carlos Beltran RF
Chris Young LF
Greg Bird 1B
John Ryan Murphy C
Didi Gregorius SS
Jose Pirela 2B

Michael Pineda RHP

Orioles to host LUNGevity walk

The Orioles will host the LUNGevity Foundation’s Breathe Deep Baltimore, a 5K walk to raise funds and awareness for lung cancer in memory of Orioles’ late public relations director, Monica Pence Barlow, on Saturday, October 3, at Camden Yards.

The walk will began at 9 a.m. and end on the field, with registration beginning at 7 a.m. All participants will receive a t-shirt and refreshments and registration fees are $25 for adults, $15 for students and seniors, and $10 for youth. There is no race fee for lung cancer survivors and children four and under.

To register, please visit http://www.orioles.com/lungevity. Donations made online through October 17 will be eligible for various prizes reflective of the total funds raised through the Breathe Deep Recognition Program.

Barlow, who worked in the organization for 14 years, passed away in February of 2014 after a four and a half year battle with non-small cell lung cancer. She was incredibly active in helping the LUNGevity Foundation raise funds and awareness.

All proceeds of the 5K walk will benefit the LUNGevity Foundation, a non-profit firmly committed to making an immediate impact on increasing quality-of-life and survivorship of people with lung cancer by accelerating research into early detection and more effective treatments, as well as providing community, support, and education for all those affected by the disease.

Orioles vs. Rays Game 3

The Orioles will trap to snap their second six-game losing streak over the past two weeks in tonight’s series finale against Tampa Bay.

*Miguel Gonzalez held court on his injury today and I will have more on that later. Mike Wright, who pitched six innings for Triple-A last night is a candidate to start on Saturday in Toronto. Ubaldo Jimenez and Chris Tillman will pitch the other two games, with Wei-Yin Chen pitching Monday in New York.

*The O’s are hoping top pitching prospect Hunter Harvey does well enough in instructional league to pitch in the Arizona Fall League. Harvey is rehabbing back from an elbow injury.

Here are your lineups, with Matt Wieters catching back-to-back…

RAYS LINEUP

Grady Sizemore LF
Brandon Guyer RF
Evan Longoria 3B
John Jaso DH
Logan Forsythe 2B
Asdrubal Cabrera SS
James Loney 1B
Kevin Kiermaier CF
J.P. Arencibia C

Erasmo Ramirez RHP

ORIOLES LINEUP

Manny Machado SS
Gerardo Parra RF
Adam Jones CF
Chris Davis 1B
Matt Wieters C
Jonathan Schoop 2B
Steve Clevenger DH
Steve Pearce LF
Ryan Flaherty 3B

Kevin Gausman RHP

Orioles vs. Rays Game 2, with pregame notes

*The Orioles have added a pair of pitchers with September call-ups: right-handers Oliver Drake and Steven Johnson. They also reinstated Chaz Roe from the disabled list.

*No word yet on Miguel Gonzalez’s MRI, which was done on his right elbow and shoulder. The team is preparing in the event that he can’t make his next start, which should be easy to navigate around given Thursday’s off day. Assuming the bullpen doesn’t get a ton of work tonight, they will start a reliever in Wednesday’s game and have Kevin Gausman pushed to Friday. This move would also keep Wei-Yin Chen from pitching in Toronto as their lineup is putting up historic numbers against lefties. It also gives Gausman a little extra ret.

Tyler Wilson threw a four-inning simulated game today and it went well. Mike Wright is slated to start tonight for Triple-A. Both are options to join the Orioles at some point this month.

*At least five Orioles Minor Leaguers will play for Peoria in the Arizona Fall League: pitchers Jon Keller and Donnie Hart, catcher Chance Sisco, infielder Adrian Marin and outfielder Mike Yastrzemski. The team, with Triple-A Norfolk’s Sean Berry serving as hitting coach, also has two TBA spots for Baltimore. One of those could be Hunter Harvey.

*Shortstop J.J. Hardy took ground balls and is hoping to work up to sprinting in the next few days. He’s still targeting a return in one week, which is the first day he’s eligible to come off the disabled list.

*The Orioles are celebrating the 20-year anniversary of Cal Ripken, Jr.’s  record-breaking 2,131st consecutive game tonight.  Ripken will throw out the ceremonial first pitch as part of a variety of commemorative events to honor the anniversary of him passing New York Yankees great Lou Gehrig, on September 6, 1995.

RAYS LINEUP

Grady Sizemore LF
Daniel Nava RF
Evan Longoria 3B
John Jaso DH
Logan Forsythe 2B
Asdrubal Cabrera SS
James Loney 1B
Brandon Guyer CF
JP Arencibia C

Drew Smyly LHP

ORIOLES LINEUP

Manny Machado 3B
Steve Pearce LF
Adam Jones CF
Chris Davis 1B
Matt Wieters C
Jonathan Schoop 2B
Caleb Joseph DH
Dariel Alvarez RF
Paul Janish SS

Chris Tillman RHP

Orioles vs. Rays

*Steve Johnson is here and expected to be part of the Orioles’ September call-ups tomorrow.

RAYS LINEUP

Brandon Guyer RF
Billy Butler LF
Evan Longoria 3B
Logan Forsythe 2B
Asdrubal Cabrera SS
Tim Beckham DH
James Loney 1B
Kevin Kiermaier CF
Rene Rivera C

Chris Archer RHP

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