Orioles beat writer Eduardo A. Encina talks about catcher Matt Wieters' recovery from Tommy John surgery and his progress during spring training. (Kevin Richardson/Baltimore Sun video)
The Orioles play host to the Toronto Blue Jays at 1:05 p.m. Wednesday at Ed Smith Stadium.
Right-hander Miguel Gonzalez will make his second Grapefruit League start. He pitched two scoreless innings in his last start, striking out two and walking none.
Matt Wieters will be the Orioles' designated hitter for the third straight game. He likely won't play in the next two games against the St. Louis Cardinals in Jupiter and the Blue Jays in Dunedin, but he's expected to catch (but not throw) in two exhibition games on the Ed Smith Stadium back fields -- Saturday against a team of prospects from Puerto Rico and Sunday in a "B" game.
Manager Buck Showalter said that the hope is that Wieters will be able to catch five to seven innings once he's cleared to throw and play in Grapefruit League games. Wieters said there wasn't an exact number of innings he was scheduled to catch in the games over the weekend.
Here are the lineups for Wednesday:
Orioles starting lineup
Alejandro De Aza LF J.J. Hardy SS Chris Davis RF Adam Jones CF Matt Wieters DH Steve Pearce 1B Manny Machado 3B Everth Cabrera 2B Caleb Joseph C Miguel Gonzalez RHP
Orioles available pitchers
Zach Britton LHP Wesley Wright LHP Eddie Gamboa RHP Darren O'Day RHP Mike Wright RHP
Blue Jays starting lineup
Jose Reyes SS Ramon Santiago 2B Jose Bautista RF Justin Smoak 1B Kevin Pillar CF Chris Dickerson DH Dwight Smith LF Josh Thole C Munenori Kawasaki 3B Drew Hutchison RHP