The Orioles host the Philadelphia Phillies in today's exhibition game at Ed Smith Stadium. Left-hander Brian Matusz will start for the Orioles against right-hander Kyle Kendrick.

First baseman Michael Aubrey said this morning that his strained right groin is still "a little sore and tight" and that he'll need a few days to get back on the field.


"It's extremely frustrating,'' he said. "I'm trying to put myself in a good position and you can't do that if you're not playing."

The O's have firmed up Tuesday's seven-inning intrasquad game, which will start at 10:15 a.m. and will be started by Kevin Millwood and Jim Johnson.


The club hosted about 40 developmently disabled kids from The Challenger League after Saturday's "B" game. Five players from the Orioles "B" lineup stayed around after the game to lead the kids through a one-inning game in which everyone got one at-bat and a chance to play in the field.

Here is the lineup for today's "B" game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Bradenton and for the Grapefruit League game against the Phillies. Interestingly, both lineups feature third base prospect Josh Bell. :

Orioles "B" lineup

Jonathan Tucker CF

Pedro Florimon SS

Brandon Synder 1B

Scott Moore DH

Josh Bell 3B

Jeff Salazar RF

Miguel Abreu 2B

Caleb Joseph C

Jake Arrieta RHP

Orioles "A" lineup

Cesar Izturis SS

Adam Jones CF

Nick Markakis RF

Miguel Tejada 3B

Garrett Atkins 1B

Nolan Reimold LF

Josh Bell DH

Chad Moeller C

Robert Andino 2B

Brian Matusz LHP

Today's column: If you haven't already, take a look at my take on the Orioles at the midway point in spring training. It's in today's print edition, or you can read it right here.

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