SARASOTA, Fla. - The Orioles’ last roster cut will be announced following today’s game against the New York Mets.
Adam Jones is out of today’s lineup. Orioles manager Buck Showalter wants to rest him.
Jones has 62 plate appearances, including games in the World Baseball Classic, and Showalter wants to slow him down.
That’s all I can say about the lineup. I still haven’t seen it.
Jairo Asencio, acquired from the Milwaukee Brewers this spring, is scheduled to pitch today.
Jake Arrieta and Jair Jurrjens will pitch at 9:30 a.m. Sunday at Twin Lakes Park. Freddy Garcia, signed off waivers yesterday, is scheduled to throw at 11 a.m.
Showalter referred to Garcia as “inventory,” and “a guy who can help us if we have a need.”
Showalter and executive vice president Dan Duquette watched video of reliever Scott Proctor, acquired from the San Francisco Giants yesterday for cash.
Steve Johnson remains shut down indefinitely with a strained right lat. Showalter will err on the side of caution.