Orioles and Pirates lineups, Simon update

SARASOTA, Fla. - Alfredo Simon threw two scoreless innings today against the Rays in Port Charlotte. He allowed a double to Ben Zobrist and struck out two.

Brad Bergesen will replace Simon for the third inning.

Nolan Reimold is batting leadoff tonight against the Pirates. Should we read anything into it?

For the Orioles:
Nolan Reimold LF
J.J. Hardy SS
Adam Jones CF
Mark Reynolds 3B
Matt Wieters C
Ryan Adams DH
Chris Davis 1B
Jai Miller RF
Robert Andino 2B

Brian Matusz LHP

For the Pirates:
Alex Presley LF
Josh Harrison SS
Yamaico Navarro 2B
Matt Hague DH
Pedro Alvarez 3B
Gorkys Hernandez CF
Garrett Jones 1B
Starling Marte RF
Michael McKenry C

Jo-Jo Reyes LHP

Yes, that’s the same Jo-Jo Reyes who was non-tendered by the Orioles over the winter.

Manager Buck Showalter told reporters in Port Charlotte that Tommy Hunter will throw two innings tomorrow in a simulated game in Sarasota. Zach Britton and Jim Johnson are each scheduled to throw one inning.

Also, Tsuyoshi Wada threw off a half mound this morning. According to Japanese reporters, Wada said his left elbow felt good. I’m taking their word for it.

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