Pre-game Buck: Lee out until at least Wednesday; Duchscherer will start Tuesday; Wieters fine
By Jeff Zrebiec
Mar 06, 2011 at 7:36 AM
We're about a half hour away from the first here here at Hammond Stadium. Here are a couple of quick notes to tide you over before first pitch.
Orioles manager Buck Showalter said that while first baseman Derrek Lee (wrist discomfort) has improved, he won't get into a Grapefruit League game until Wednesday at the earliest.
Both Justin Duchscherer and Brian Matusz are feeling good and will pitch Tuesday in Clearwater against the Philadelphia Phillies. Duchscherer will start the game because Showalter doesn't want him to be sitting around too much before getting a chance to pitch.
Catcher Matt Wieters, who was hit in the right arm by Carl Crawford's backswing in Saturday's game, has gotten most of the feeling back and will start Monday night. Showalter said he wants Wieters to catch Zach Britton.
Minor leaguers Buck Britton (yes, Zach's brother), Kyle Hudson, Steven Bumbry, Jacob Julius and Bobby Stevens will join the club for both Monday and Wednesday's split-squad games.