LJ Hoes starting in left field (Asencio designated for assignment)

Not only is LJ Hoes in the Orioles clubhouse today, he’s starting left field against the Red Sox in the series finale at Camden Yards.

This will be Hoes’ first major league start. He had one at-bat with the Orioles last season.

It’s an unusual lineup today, with Chris Davis batting third, Matt Wieters fifth as the DH and Brian Roberts seventh. And, of course, Hoes batting eighth.

Hoes will wear No. 25.

The Orioles still haven’t announced a corresponding roster move.

For the Orioles
Nick Markakis RF
Manny Machado 3B
Chris Davis 1B
Adam Jones CF
Matt Wieters DH
J.J. Hardy SS
Brian Roberts 2B
LJ Hoes LF
Taylor Teagarden C

Jason Hammel RHP

For the Red Sox
Jacoby Ellsbury CF
Shane Victorino RF
Dustin Pedroia 2B
David Ortiz DH
Mike Napoli 1B
Mike Carp LF
Jarrod Saltalamacchia C
Stephen Drew SS
Jose Iglesias 3B

Jon Lester LHP

Update: Reliever Jairo Asencio has been called into manager Buck Showalter’s office, so he’s apparently the corresponding move. Asencio is out of options, so he’ll have to be designated for assignment.

Update II: Asencio has been designated for assignment.

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