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Matt Wieters leading off, Everth Cabrera playing shortstop for Orioles intrasquad game

Orioles catcher Matt Wieters talks about how excited he is to help the team get further in the playoffs. He also talked about his memories of former public relations director Monica Barlow. (Kevin Richardson)

SARASOTA, FLA. — As the Orioles begin getting at-bats for catcher Matt Wieters this spring, he will lead off in today's intrasquad game for the home team.

The intrasquad game, which will be this spring's first competitive game, will take place at 1 p.m. on the Ed Smith Stadium main field. The game is scheduled for six or seven innings. It is closed to the public.

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Wieters, who isn't scheduled to throw at 100 percent in a game until March 17, is expected to catch two innings today.

Left-handers Zach Britton and T.J. McFarland will start for the "home" and "away" teams on the scoreboard, respectively. They are expected to throw one inning each.

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The home team includes most starters. Everth Cabrera will start at shortstop for the "away" team.

Here are the starting lineups:

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Matt Wieters C

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Manny Machado 3B

J.J. Hardy SS

Adam Jones CF

Chris Davis 1B

Delmon Young DH

Steve Pearce LF

Travis Snider RF

Jonathan Schoop 2B

Zach Britton LHP

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Everth Cabrera SS

Alejandro De Aza LF

Nolan Reimold RF

Matt Tuiasosopo DH

Steve Clevenger C

Chris Parmelee 1B

David Lough CF

Ryan Flaherty 2B

Jayson Nix 3B

T.J. McFarland LHP

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