Orioles-A's lineups; Wieters feeling for Posey


Robert Andino, 2B


Adam Jones, CF

Nick Markakis, RF


Vladimir Guerrero, DH

Matt Wieters, C

Nolan Reimold, LF

Mark Reynolds, 3B

J.J. Hardy, SS

Jake Fox, 1B

Chris Tillman, SP


David DeJesus, RF

Daric Barton, 1B

Ryan Sweeney, CF

Josh Willingham, LF


Hideki Matsui, DH

Kurt Suzuki, C

Mark Ellis, 2B

Andy LaRoche, 3B

Cliff Pennington, SS

Gio Gonzalez, SP

In other news, Orioles catcher Matt Wieters expressed his regards for injured San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey through former teammate Aubrey Huff. Wieters said that he'd also like to call Posey when things settle down to wish him well. Not only are the two often compared with each other, but Wieters and Posey actually know each other pretty well. Wieters, who went to Georgia Tech, and Posey, a former Florida State standout, competed against each other in college. They also got to know each other at the Johnny Bench award ceremony in college.

"It's tough because it's such an unfortunate injury and he's such a good young player," Wieters said. "But it's something that can happen to anybody in the clubhouse, anybody who is out there on the field. You can't have one of those freak accidents that can cost you some time."

Asked about any potential rule changes, Wieters said, "It's something where it's sort of been part of the game for so long, I'd really have to see how they are going to change the rule. Are you going to draw a line where you a guy can hit the catcher or a guy can't hit the catcher? It's something to where you're trying to get him out and he's trying to score any way he can. It is something [different] when guys are going out of their way to hit catchers, but at the same time, if it's just trying to score a run to help your team win, it's part of the game."

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