Jones will play; Roberts may, Lugo can (update: Roberts starting)
By Dan Connolly
Aug 31, 2010 | 12:47 PM
An update on the Orioles lineup tonight versus the Boston Red Sox.
Adam Jones, who hadn't played since being hit by a Gavin Floyd in the left shoulder a week ago, will start in center.
Brian Roberts, who left Friday's game with left hip soreness, made it through batting practice and is in the lineup. He is batting first and playing second base. Roberts had a MRI on Monday, manager Buck Showalter said, and everything came out fine.
If Roberts couldn't have started at second base, then Julio Lugo would have. Lugo left Sunday's game in the first after being hit near the right ear with a Jered Weaver pickoff throw. All his tests cleared, and besides a visible bump, he's ready to go.
"They said I have a hard head," Lugo joked today when asked what the diagnosis was.