By 11:30 a.m., the Orioles hadn’t yet arrived to Harbor Park in Norfolk, Va., but they are on their way and it looks like a game could happen here at the scheduled 3:05 p.m. first pitch.
It’s currently not raining right now in Norfolk, and the forecast has an 80 percent chance of rain until 3 p.m. It drops to 70 percent at 3 p.m. and then a 60 percent chance from 4 to 6 p.m.
Suk-min Yoon will start for the Orioles, and minor leaguer Tyler Wilson, a Virginia native and University of Virginia product, will start for the Tides.
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There have been close to 9,000 tickets sold for this exhibition, so the Orioles are going to try to get this in for their Triple-A fans. Also scheduled to pitch are Mike Wright for the Orioles side and Zach Davies and Jake Pettit for the Tides.
The hope is that the Orioles will announce their 25-man roster here, but it is basically set anyway. The assumption is Jonathan Schoop, Evan Meek, Steve Pearce and Delmon Young all make the team. It’s pretty much a matter of simple math. Although I guess there could be some changes.
In other news, 39-year-old lefty Mark Hendrickson, who was 5-3 with a 3.06 ERA and two saves in 40 games for the Norfolk Tides last year, has signed a contract with the independent York Revolution.
Hendrickson lives in York, Pa., year-round. The 6-foot-9 former NBA player and veteran pitcher of 10 big league seasons reinvented himself last year as a sidearmer at the suggestion of Orioles manager Buck Showalter.
Hendrickson played three seasons with the Orioles, from 2009 to 2011, going 8-11 with a 4.80 ERRA in 113 games. He pitched in 328 games in his big league career.