Orioles-Braves starting lineups, updates on Ayala and Alex Gonzalez
By EDUARDO A. ENCINA
The Baltimore Sun|
Mar 21, 2014 | 10:58 AM
SARASOTA, Fla. – Spring training is making its way down the final stretch. There’s only one week of games left here in Florida.
The Atlanta Braves are traveling down from Disney World today to play the Orioles at Ed Smith Stadium for their only spring meeting.
Right-hander Chris Tillman was slated to start today, but Miguel Gonzalez – who was going to start in a Triple-A game today -- will get the start for the Orioles. Tillman is sick and isn’t at the facility today.
Alex Gonzalez, who has been out after undergoing an endoscopy, is back in the starting lineup. During his pre-spring training physical, something came back in his bloodwork that doctors wanted to check up on. They found that he has a lack or iron in his blood, so he will take iron pills, but he showed no other symptoms of anemia.
Expect the Orioles to announce a minor-league deal with veteran right-hander Luis Ayala today.
Orioles David Lough CF Adam Jones DH Chris Davis 1B Nelson Cruz LF Nick Markakis RF J.J. Hardy SS Matt Wieters C Ryan Flaherty 2B Alex Gonzalez 3B Miguel Gonzalez RHP
Braves Jordan Schafer CF Tyler Pastornicky 2B Freddie Freeman 1B Chris Johnson 3B Dan Uggla DH Andrelton Simmons SS Steven Lerud C Joey Terdoslavich RF Jose Constanza LF Gus Schlosser RHP