The Orioles complete their six-game roadtrip through the AL Central with three games against the Twins at Target Field.

Left-hander Wei-Yin Chen starts for the Orioles in tonight's series opener, while right-hander Phil Hughes goes for Minnesota.


The Orioles have recalled infielder Ryan Flaherty and placed outfielder Nolan Reimold on the paternity list.

Flaherty was optioned to Triple-A Norfolk after Saturday's game in Chicago, but could be called up without serving the mandatory 10 days in the minors as part of a paternity move, much like a DL move.

Reimold, who traveled to Florida this morning to be with his wife, can be on the paternity list for three days. He must be activated by Thursday's day off.

Manny Machado turns 23 today, and he's the most likely Orioles player to be selected to play in next Tuesday's All-Star Game in Cincinnati (Closer Zach Britton and center fielder Adam Jones are other strong candidates).

Since making his major league debut in Aug. 2012 at the age of 20, Machado is a career .283 hitter with 50 homers and 175 RBIs over parts of four seasons – including two hindered by recovery from surgeries on both knees.

Machado ranks in the top three of many Orioles franchise offensive categories for players before reaching their 23rd birthday.

According to STATS, LLC, Machado ranks first in hits (425), doubles (91), runs (202) and stolen bases (23). He also ranks third in home runs (50), RBI (175) and batting average (.283, min. 500 PA).

One side note, there's a distinct haze and unmistakable burning smell here at Target Field. Reports are that smoke from Canadian wildfires in the province of Saskatchewan are being blown south into Minnesota and have reached the Twin Cities.

Here is the starting lineup for tonight's game:

Manny Machado 3B
Jimmy Paredes DH
Adam Jones CF
Chris Davis RF
Matt Wieters C
J.J. Hardy SS
Chris Parmelee 1B
Jonathan Schoop 2B
David Lough LF

Wei-Yin Chen LHP

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