Brian Roberts said his back felt fine this morning.
“I’m good, I’m good,” he told reporters who approached his locker.
Roberts won’t take any swings in a minor league game today. He’s expected to be in tomorrow’s lineup.
Mike Gonzalez will join Kevin Millwood in today’s minor league tilt. Unfortunately, I can only be in one place at a time, so I’ll probably miss them. I need to watch David Hernandez pitch against the Red Sox.
Jiwon Bang, the interpreter for Koji Uehara, said the right-hander might try to run today.
Uehara’s leg is “a little better,” Bang said.
Bang also said Uehara’s allergies forced him to leave the field yesterday.
“The pollen was real bad,” Bang said.
Brian Matusz will make his next start in Monday’s minor league game because the Orioles don’t want the Yankees to get a look at him before the regular season. Matusz wlll try to bump his pitch count to 100.
Here’s the Red Sox lineup:
Jacoby Ellsbury CF
Dustin Pedroia 2B
Victor Martinez 1B
Adrian Beltre 3B
Jeremy Hermida LF
Marco Scutaro SS
Josh Reddick RF
Tug Hulett DH
Dusty Brown C
John Lackey RHP