Orioles pregame: Orioles vs. Blue Jays

DUNEDIN, FLA. — The Orioles are making their northernmost trip of the Grapefruit League season today as they travel to Florida Auto Exchange Stadium to play the Blue Jays.

Orioles lefthander Wei-Yin Chen is scheduled to start against the Blue Jays today in Dunedin. Right-hander Pat Neshek, right-hander Armando Galarraga, right-hander Oliver Drake and right-hander Jon Link are also listed on today's travel roster.

And several players who were sent down to minor league camp: shortstop Manny Machado, outfielder Xavier Avery, outfielder L.J. Hoes and right-hander Steve Johnson are also traveling to Dunedin.

Now a daily infirmary report. Catcher Taylor Teagarden had an MRI on his lower back this morning.

Reliever Matt Lindstrom threw a light pen session in Sarasota this morning. He could pitch in a game Tuesday or Wednesday.


Left-hander Troy Patton, who missed his scheduled pitching day because of left-arm tenderness, will pitch tomorrow. There's no update on righthander Darren O'Day (groin), who was scratched yesterday.

Reliever Jim Johnson is slated to pitch Wednesday in a Grapefruit League game against the Pirates. Tommy Hunter will pitch four innings in a Triple-A minor-league game Friday. Zach Britton will throw a light side tomorrow and go two innings in a minor-league game Thursday. Tsuyoshi Wada will throw in a Class-A minor-league game on Wednesday and pitch again either Sunday or Monday.


And here's today's Orioles lineup:

Endy Chavez LF
Robert Andino 2B
Nick Johnson DH
Joe Mahoney 1B
Jai Miller CF
Ryan Flaherty SS
Steve Tolleson 3B
Scott Beerer RF
John Hester CWei-Yin Chen LHP

And here's the Blue Jays' lineup:

Yunel Escobar SS
Omar Vizquel 3B
Ben Francisco LF
Edwin Encarnacion 1B
Kelly Johnson 2B
Rajai Davis RF
Colby Rasmus CF
Travis Snider DH
Jeff Mathis C
Brandon Morrow P

Here are some early notes from my colleague Peter Schmuck HERE.

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