SARASOTA, Fla. - Adam Jones will be leaving camp to head back to Baltimore today for the birth of his first child.
David Lough gets the start in center field for the Orioles.
Alexi Casilla is starting at second base in his first action of the spring.
Outfielder Xavier Paul is listed among the reserves after taking a fastball off his right hand yesterday and being sent for X-rays.
Outfielder Francisco Peguero remains unavailable because of tendinitis in his right hand below the thumb.
For the Orioles
David Lough CF
Nick Markakis RF
Nelson Cruz LF
Chris Davis 1B
J.J. Hardy SS
Matt Wieters C
Delmon Young DH
Ryan Flaherty 3B
Alexi Casilla 2B
Miguel Gonzalez RHP
Other pitchers on the lineup card include Brian Matusz, Alfredo Aceves, Tommy Hunter, Evan Meek, Kelvin De La Cruz and Troy Patton.
Note: The Orioles will host “Go Green” Night for their St. Patrick’s Night game against the Twins on March 17 at 7:05 p.m. The team will wear black and green cartoon bird caps, which will be autographed and auctioned online at www.orioles.com/spring to benefit the animal hospitals at Mote Marine Laboratory.
The Sarasota-based hospitals treat sick and injured dolphins, small whales and sea turtles with the goal of returning them to the wild. Fans can learn more about Mote’s animal hospitals at the OriolesREACH community booth on the main concourse during the game.
The Orioles will wear the black and green cartoon bird caps for Monday’s 1:05 p.m. game against the Phillies in Clearwater. Fans may also bid online for these caps at www.orioles.com/spring from 1:05 p.m. on March 17 through 11:59 p.m. on March 24.