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Lineups for Wednesday's Orioles game against the Blue Jays

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.

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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


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