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Andino readies for Norfolk, Wieters not playing, lineups

Some quick notes from the pregame clubhouse:

Catcher Matt Wieters is not in the starting lineup for the second straight game because of a tight right biceps. He said it feels much better than Friday and he could come in and catch later in the game if needed.

Second baseman Robert Andino (left shoulder) is here, but not for long. He expects to go on a rehab assignment Sunday, likely joining Triple-A Norfolk, and hopes to be back with the Orioles when he is eligible to come off the DL on Tuesday. He was placed on the disabled list on July 17 (retroactive to July 16) and was thought to be out three to four weeks. So he is ahead of schedule.

"Every day it really got better," Andino said. "Moving it around, stretching it every day. I didn't keep it still, maybe that's why."

He hit off a tee on Thursday, took batting practice on Friday and expects to put full effort in batting practice Saturday.

He said he has no soreness in the shoulder – which he hurt diving for a ball on July 15 – and so he feels he should be ready to play at 100 percent soon.

"Probably diving is in the back of my head," he said. "But we'll see what happens when I dive."

Being on the DL for the first time has not been fun, he said.

"I don't know what to do with myself. It's the first time I've been hurt," he said. "It's all right. Just working. Good experience I guess, I ain't gonna lie. Happened for a reason I guess."

Here are the lineups for Saturday:

Orioles: Markakis 9, Hardy 6, Davis DH, Jones 8, Betemit 5, Chavez 7, Reynolds 3, Quintanilla 4, Teagarden 2. Hunter 1.

A's: Crisp CF, Weeks 2B, Smith RF, Cespedes LF, Carter DH, Moss 1B, Inge 3B, Suzuki C, Sogard 3B, Colon SP

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