Bud Norris to start as Orioles head south to face the Minnesota Twins

SARASOTA, Fla. -- The Orioles will travel to Fort Myers, Fla., today for a 1:05 p.m. game against the Minnesota Twins.

Right-hander Bud Norris will start for the Orioles. Other available pitchers include Zach Britton, Alfredo Aceves, Brad Brach, Tommy Hunter, Evan Meek and minor leaguers Chris Jones, Tim Alderson and Fabio Castillo.


The sun is finally out here at the Ed Smith Stadium complex, and the forecast seemed to be OK for Fort Myers. Getting these games in is critical because pitchers need innings.

Despite several recent rainouts -- a split-squad doubleheader was canceled last week and yesterday's game was canceled after two innings -- the Orioles have been able to still get pitchers innings through minor league games or throwing innings in the covered batting cages.


Steve Lombardozzi start for the first time with the Orioles today. He's batting second and playing second base.

Here are the starting lineups for both teams:

David Lough LF
Steve Lombardozzi 2B
Henry Urrutia RF
Delmon Young LF
Steve Clevenger C
Nolan Reimold DH
Ryan Flaherty 3B
Steve Pearce 1B
Alexi Casilla SS
Bud Norris RHP

Brian Dozier 2B
Kurt Suzuki C
Joe Mauer 1B
Josh Willingham LF
Jason Kubel DH
Trevor Plouffe 3B
Oswaldo Arcia RF
Aaron Hicks CF
Pedro Florimon SS
Mike Pelfrey RHP

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