Thome in lineup, batting fifth (updated with Avery move)

Jim Thome will make his Orioles debut today in the finale of a four-game series against the Indians. He’s in the lineup, hitting fifth as the designated hitter.

Here’s the Orioles lineup for Sunday:

Brian Roberts 2B
J.J. Hardy SS
Chris Davis RF
Adam Jones CF
Jim Thome DH
Wilson Betemit 1B
Ryan Flaherty LF
Ronny Paulino C
Robert Andino 3B
Brian Matusz, P

Pitcher Miguel Gonzalez is in the clubhouse, but no roster move has been announced to accommodate his placement on the 25-man roster. However, outfielder Xavier Avery is not listed among the reserves, so he may have been optioned to Triple-A Norfolk to make room for Gonzalez.

Update: Avery has been optioned to Triple-A

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