Pregame notes from Camden Yards

First baseman Chris Davis and catcher Welington Castillo are sick and may not be available for the Orioles’ series opener tonight against the Angels at Camden Yards.

A team physician was checking on both players before making a determination. In the meantime, manager Buck Showalter isn’t going to broadcast the availability of his players and whether they’ve been sent home.

“I won’t get into the city in which everybody gets sick in, but they’re not the only two,” Showalter said. “A lot of it started about halfway through the trip.”

Rule 5 pick Anthony Santander is in the lineup, starting in right field, due to those illnesses. Otherwise, he wouldn’t be making his major league debut tonight against Angels left-hander Andrew Heaney.

Ryan Flaherty, who came off the disabled list yesterday, is the emergency catcher if Castillo can’t play.

jj-hardy-batting-white-day.jpgShortstop J.J. Hardy hit on the field today for the first time. He could go on an injury rehab assignment Monday or Tuesday.

Showalter still hasn’t decided whether to start Dylan Bundy on Tuesday or Wednesday.

The Orioles are listing Kevin Gausman as Saturday night’s starter against the Angels, but Sunday is TBD. Chris Tillman had a work day and could be inserted into the rotation.

The Orioles won’t take batting practice outdoors today, due to a storm that’s headed here from Columbia.

Short-season Single-A Aberdeen outfielder Markel Jones has been suspended 50 games following a second positive test for a drug of abuse. Jones is a 33rd-round pick in 2016 out of Brunswick Community College in North Carolina.

For the Angels
Ben Revere LF
Mike Trout CF
Albert Pujols DH
Kole Calhoun RF
Andrelton Simmons SS
Luis Valbuena 3B
C.J. Cron 1B
Martín Maldonado C
Kaleb Cowart 2B

Andrew Heaney LHP

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