Orioles lineup against Yankees (with Wieters note)

SARASOTA, Fla. - Quintin Berry is leading off and playing center field today for the Orioles, who return to Tampa for a 1:05 p.m. game against the Yankees.

Jonathan Schoop gets the start at second base. He’s 9-for-18 with three doubles, a home run, five RBIs and six runs scored in 10 games.

For the Orioles
Quintin Berry CF
Alex Gonzalez SS
Henry Urrutia LF
Steve Pearce 1B
Ryan Flaherty 3B
Delmon Young DH
Xavier Paul RF
Jonathan Schoop 2B
Caleb Joseph C

Bud Norris RHP

Kevin Gausman will follow Norris to the mound. Other pitchers on the trip include Josh Stinson, Brad Brach, Ryan Webb and Troy Patton.

Bench players include Alexi Casilla, Michael Almanzar, Dariel Alvarez, Johnny Monell, Buck Britton, Steel Russell and Mike Yastrzemski.

Outfielder Francisco Peguero still isn’t available to play, but X-rays on his right hand and wrist came back negative and he may swing a bat within the next few days.

Note: Catcher Matt Wieters said his right ankle feels better and he still expects to play on Saturday against the Yankees at Ed Smith Stadium.

“It’s a lot better today than yesterday,” he said. “We probably won’t push it today and see how it is tomorrow coming in. Hopefully, I can get back out there, but I don’t want to push anything and have a setback. But it feels good today and if it keeps improving like it did today, I don’t see any reason why I can’t take some swings or do something tomorrow.

“We’re just going to try to do as much treatment as we can today, just to ramp up and get everything out of there that we can.”

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