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Pre-game notes: Matusz lined up for Tuesday, Britton to pitch for Keys, Dickerson bullpen coach

I wrote this yesterday, but expect Triple-A Norfolk left-hander Brian Matusz to be promoted to the club and start Tuesday against Oakland. Orioles manager Buck Showalter noted that Matusz is taking a work day today and could rejoin the club tomorrow. However, Showalter didn't want to commit to him starting Tuesday until he sees how he got through his bullpen session today. There is also plenty of rain in the forecast over the next 48 hours that could affect things.

Meanwhile, Zach Britton, who is on the disabled list with a left shoulder strain, threw a light bullpen session today. He's scheduled to start either Monday or Tuesday for Single-A Frederick, and then rejoin the club and pitch next weekend in Anaheim against the Angels.

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Minor League infield coordinator Bobby Dickerson will become the team's latest bullpen coach starting on next week's road trip.

I posted the Orioles lineup in an earlier entry. I'm sure you noticed that Mark Reynolds is not in it. Just a standard day off for the third baseman who has played in 115 of the Orioles' first 116 games.

Tigers reliever Al Alburquerque, who was hit in the side of the head by a Robert Andino liner during batting practice yesterday, has been released from a local hospital after being diagnosed with a concussion. Alburquerque, who was put on the seven-day concussion disabled list, will be driven back to Detroit.

Below is the Tigers lineup:

Austin Jackson, CF

Andy Dirks, LF

Magglio Ordonez, RF

Miguel Cabrera, 1B

Victor Martinez, DH

Jhonny Peralta, SS

Alex Avila, C

Ryan Raburn, 2B

Wilson Betemit, 3B

Max Scherzer, SP

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