Hammel's here, but unsure whether he'll start Monday

Orioles pitcher Jason Hammel returned to Camden Yards this morning after being away the last two days because of a stomach virus.

Hammel said he's feeling better, but didn't know whether he'd make Monday night's start in Detroit. He didn't sound encouraged, and the Orioles are making other plans.

Left-hander Zach Britton was scratched from today's start with Triple-A Norfolk. Chris Jones is taking Britton's turn in the Tides' rotation.

The Orioles may be keeping Britton available to them in case he's needed on the road trip.

Meawhile, Alex Casilla is starting at second base today after yesterday's baserunning mistake.

For the Orioles
Nick Markakis RF
Manny Machado 3B
J.J. Hardy SS
Adam Jones CF
Chris Davis 1B
Matt Wieters C
Danny Valencia DH
Steve Pearce LF
Alexi Casilla 2B

Miguel Gonzalez RHP

For the Red Sox
Jacoby Ellsbury CF
Jose Iglesias 2B
Daniel Nava RF
David Ortiz DH
Jonny Gomes LF
Mike Carp 1B
Jarrod Saltalamacchia C
Will Middlebrooks 3B
Stephen Drew SS

Jon Lester LHP

As expected, Norfolk first baseman Travis Ishikawa has opted out of his contract and can become a free agent in 48 hours if not added to the Orioles' 25-man roster. Executive vice president Dan Duquette is trying to work out a trade.

blog comments powered by Disqus