Right-hander Bud Norris set to start as Orioles face Pirates tonight in Bradenton

SARASOTA, Fla. -- The Orioles will travel just north to Bradenton, Fla., for a 7:05 p.m. game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at McKechnie Field.

Orioles center fielder Adam Jones and Nelson Cruz, who is batting fourth and playing right field tonight, will make the trip.


Orioles right-hander Bud Norris will make his fourth Grapefruit League start. He’s coming off an outing in which he lasted just 1 2/3 innings and allowed three runs – two earned – and four hits against the New York Yankees last Thursday.  

Pitchers available for tonight's game include left-handers Kelvin De La Cruz, T.J. McFarland, Troy Patton, as well as right-handers Alfredo Aceves and Steve Johnson. Left-hander Chris Jones and right-hander Mychal Givens are also making the trip from minor league camp.

The Orioles staff held a meeting this afternoon at noon to discuss the existing spring roster, so some cuts could come later today.

Here are the starting lineups for tonight's game.

Alexi Casilla SS
Nolan Reimold DH
Adam Jones CF
Nelson Cruz RF
Steve Pearce 1B
Delmon Young DH
Jonathan Schoop 2B
Caleb Joseph C
Michael Almanzar 3B
Bud Norris RHP

Starling Marte LF
Andrew Lambo DH
Andrew McCutchen CF
Pedro Alvarez 3B
Russell Martin C
Neil Walker 2B
Gaby Sanchez 1B
Jose Tabata RF
Jordy Mercer SS
Francisco Liriano LHP