Ryan Flaherty is starting at third base tonight for the Orioles' series opening game against the Rays at Camden Yards.
Steve Lombardozzi remains at second base. Jonathan Schoop is on the bench.
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Nick Markakis RF
Nelson Cruz DH
Chris Davis 1B
Adam Jones CF
Matt Wieters C
David Lough LF
J.J. Hardy SS
Steve Lombardozzi 2B
Ryan Flaherty 3B
Wei-Yin Chen LHP
Manny Machado ran six sprints at 90 feet today in Sarasota and didn't experience any issues with his left knee or calf. The first full-speed session was a rousing success.
Machado eventually will increase the distance to 180 feet before he's cleared to play in extended spring training games.
Down on the farm, Triple-A Norfolk catcher Caleb Joseph is batting .423 (11-for-26) during a six-game hitting streak, with three doubles, one home run and six RBIs over that stretch. Joseph is 6-for-10 against left-handers this season.
Alexi Casilla leads International League shortstops with a 1.000 fielding percentage, having handled all 35 chances cleanly.
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