Orioles set to play first split-squad games of spring training

Baltimore Sun photographer Karl Merton Ferron created a timelapse of his trip to Orioles spring training in Sarasota -- From BWI to Ed Smith Stadium and the grounds. (Baltimore Sun)

SARASOTA, FLA. — The Orioles will play their first split-squad games of spring training today when they travel to Port Charlotte to face the Tampa Bay Rays at 1:05 p.m. and then play host to the Toronto Blue Jays at Ed Smith Stadium at 7:05 p.m.

Most starters will play in the home game. You'll also see a number of minor league pitchers coming over from Twin Lakes Parks to account for some innings.


Here's the Orioles' starting lineup and travel squad for the afternoon road game, as well as the Rays' starting lineup.

Orioles starting lineup
Alejandro De Aza RF
Everth Cabrera 2B
Steve Clevenger C
Travis Snider LF
Jimmy Paredes 3B
Henry Urrutia DH
Chris Parmelee 1B
David Lough CF
Ryan Flaherty SS
Wei-Yin Chen LHP


Orioles bench players
Steel Russell C
Mike Yastrzemski OF
Ray Navarro IF
Michael Almanzar IF
Dariel Alvarez OF
Jayson Nix IF
Matt Tuiasosopo OF
Christian Walker 1B
Brian Ward C
Garabez Rosa IF

Orioles pitchers
Mark Hendrickson LHP
Daniel Rodriguez LHP
Jason Garcia RHP
Tyler Wilson RHP
Bobby Bundy RHP
Zach Davies RHP
Mychal Givens RHP
Marcel Prado RHP

Rays starting lineup
Tim Beckham 2B
John Jaso DH
Asdrubal Cabrera SS
Evan Longoria 3B
James Loney 1B
David DeJesus LF
Brandon Guyer RF
Kevin Kiermaier CF
Curt Casali C
Nathan Karns RHP

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