Carroll County Times

FOR THE BIRDS: Reynolds sits, Sunday lineup

Absent from Buck Showalter's Orioles lineup Sunday? Mark Reynolds.

Showalter said there were a few reasons, including the same one Endy Chavez, Nick Johnson and Wilson Betemit were all starting Sunday and Ronny Paulino did a day earlier: the manager wants to get everyone involved early.

But Reynolds also smoked a foul ball off his left calf Saturday, and Showalter decided to give him a rest.

Reynolds, as expected, didn't seem too thrilled about sitting. Here are his brief remarks.

Out of the lineup after fouling ball off instep last night:

"I don't know. He just told me I wasn't playing."

Is it bothering you?

"No, I'm fine. There's nothing wrong."

Expect to be back in the lineup tomorrow?

"You've got to ask Buck. I don't know."

Well enough to pinch hit?

"I'm well enough to play."

Here's today's lineups for both teams as the Orioles look for a sweep:

LF Endy Chavez
SS J.J. Hardy
RF Nick Markakis
CF Adam Jones
C Matt Wieters
DH Nick Johnson
3B Wilson Betemit
1B Chris Davis
2B Robert Andino
vs. RHP Anthony Swarzak

CF Denard Span
SS Jamey Carroll
1B Joe Mauer
DH Justin Morneau
LF Josh Willingham
C Ryan Doumit
3B Sean Burroughs
2B Luke Hughes
RF Ben Revere
vs. RHP Jason Hammel