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Derrek Lee to see specialist, Roberts misses workout with back spasms, Koji to throw Thursday

Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Derrek Lee could see a hand/wrist specialist today in Sarasota just to make sure that the clubs knows what they are dealing with regard to the soreness the veteran first baseman is feeling in his right wrist. Showalter said Lee's playing in a Grapefruit League game "is not imminent," though he refused to characterize this as a setback.

"It's nothing to the [thumb] surgery side; that feels great," Showalter said. "I don't want to say tendinitis until they diagnose it. He's going to see a specialist in Sarasota just to make sure we know what we are dealing with."

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Asked about any mounting concern with Lee, Showalter said: "We're OK. I really like the fact that the actual surgery and all that feels real good. This is something a little different. You have something that inactive that long, all of a sudden you start doing other things, sometimes it kind of flares up a little bit. I think we will have a better idea at the end of the day what we are dealing with."

Second baseman Brian Roberts arrived at Ed Smith Stadium and couldn't work out today because of back spasms. Showalter said Roberts started having them a couple of days ago. It didn't stop him from playing last night and sliding headfirst into first base on a bunt attempt. Roberts is still tentatively scheduled to play tomorrow.

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And one piece of good news: Showalter said Koji Uehara is scheduled to resume throwing Thursday.

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