Orioles and Rays lineups (Chris Jones released)

SARASOTA, Fla. - The Orioles will keep most of their projected regulars back at the Ed Smith Stadium complex for today’s exhibition opener against the Rays in Port Charlotte.

For the Orioles
Jemile Weeks 2B
Francisco Peguero CF
Steve Clevenger C
Steve Pearce 1B
Nolan Reimold DH
Henry Urrutia RF
Alex Gonzalez SS
Xavier Paul LF
Michael Almanzar 3B

Chris Tillman RHP

For the Rays
David DeJesus LF
Yunel Escobar SS
James Loney 1B
Evan Longoria 3B
Matt Joyce DH
Wil Myers RF
Desmond Jennings CF
Jose Molina C
Logan Forsythe 2B

Erik Bedard LHP

Note: The Orioles released left-hander Chris Jones, who was designated for assignment earlier this week to make room for outfielder Nelson Cruz on the 40-man roster.

The Orioles’ transactions page listed Jones as being released and the club just confirmed it.

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