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Ray Flaherty
Orioles pregame notes: Rogers Centre turf already an adventure, plus updates on Hardy, Wieters, Harvey, De La Rosa and starting lineups

TORONTO – The Orioles haven't played their first game on the Rogers Centre’s controversial new artificial turf, but they've already had their first adventure on it. Third baseman Jimmy Paredes was hit in the face during batting practice today, taking a bad hop off the turf to the right side of his face. Paredes is OK, according to a team spokesman, and is available off the bench today. He wasn’t in tonight’s starting lineup. Paredes was taking grounders at third base when a batted ball by Steve Pearce hit a seam in the turf and took a strange bounce, hitting Paredes in the face. He walked off the field holding the right side of his face, accompanied by...