First baseman Derrek Lee is scheduled to hit in the cage today. Mike Bordick will be the pitcher so this would still qualify as live batting practice. Second baseman Brian Roberts will do some defensive work and hit off the tee again. It's possible that he could take some living batting practice, but that may have to wait a day or two.

Orioles manager Buck Showalter said that it's 50-50 that either Lee or Roberts get in games by the weekend, but they are both progressing.


Reliever Koji Uehara will probably throw another bullpen before getting in a game. He's a candidate to pitch in a minor league game against the Minnesota Twins in what is otherwise an off day for Oriole big leaguers. Jeremy Guthrie will start that game against Twins' minor leaguers.

Zach Britton is pitching in a minor league game today and Kevin Gregg will do the same tomorrow.

Minor leaguers Greg Miclat, Brandon Waring, Miguel Abreu and Danny Figueroa will join the club for today's game.

Pitcher Justin Duchscherer remains sidelined, but they should have a plan for him in a day or two and he could resume throwing.

The Orioles will make another round of roster cuts in the next two days. The coaching staff will have a meeting tomorrow to discuss some of those decisions tomorrow.


Former Orioles manager Earl Weaver will come to camp and meet with the Orioles' coaching staff on Saturday. The day before that, Joe Torre, who now works for the commissioner's office, will meet with Showalter and president of baseball operations Andy MacPhail.

And finally, here is the Orioles lineup for this afternoon's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at McKechnie Field in Bradenton.


Felix Pie, CF

J.J. Hardy, SS

Nolan Reimold, LF

Matt Wieters, DH

Jake Fox, C


Randy Winn, RF

Brendan Harris, 2B

Josh Bell, 3B

Brandon Snyder, 1B

Chris Tillman, SP

Also scheduled to pitch for Orioles: Josh Rupe, Jeremy Accardo

Scheduled to start for Pirates: Ross Ohlendorf

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