Orioles lineup and Chen update (and Tigers lineup)

Chris Dickerson is serving as the Orioles’ designated hitter for tonight’s series opener against the Detroit Tigers.

Ryan Flaherty is starting at second base. Nothing unusual about this lineup.

For the Orioles
Nate McLouth LF
Manny Machado 3B
Nick Markakis RF
Adam Jones CF
Chris Davis 1B
Matt Wieters C
J.J. Hardy SS
Chris Dickerson DH
Ryan Flaherty 2B

Jake Arrieta RHP

For the Tigers
Austin Jackson CF
Torii Hunter RF
Miguel Cabrera 3B
Prince Fielder 1B
Victor Martinez DH
Jhonny Peralta SS
Andy Dirks LF
Omar Infante 2B
Brayan Pena C

Max Scherzer RHP

Left-hander Wei-Yin Chen, on the disabled list with a strained oblique, threw another bullpen session today. That’s two sessions off a regular mound and one off a half-mound.

Manager Buck Showalter has Chen’s schedule mapped out. It may include a simulated game.

Showalter is hoping that Chen will return in time to make a few starts before the All-Star break.

The Orioles Gulf Coast League (GCL) team will play its first home game of the 2013 season at the Ed Smith Stadium complex on Saturday, June 22 at 10 a.m. vs. the GCL Rays.

The Orioles GCL home games, which run through August, are open to the public at no cost. Parking also is free and located in the east lot. Game times and location are subject to change without notice. A link to the season schedule is available online at www.orioles.com/sarasota.

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