The tarp is on the field at Camden Yards and showers are headed this way. The Orioles must prepare as if they’re playing the Rays tonight in the opener of a three-game series. However, they’re also withholding certain roster decisions while braced for a postponement.
Third baseman Tim Beckham is undergoing an MRI and figures to go on the disabled list later tonight if the teams are able to play. He’s currently active and listed among the reserves.
Peterson is flying into Baltimore later tonight after the Orioles claimed him off waivers from the Yankees.
Trey Mancini is listed as the left fielder tonight, but he could switch to designated hitter due to the anticipated rain. The lineup card is tentative, but he’s going to play.
Before the tarp was rolled out, second baseman Jonathan Schoop hit off a tee, took ground balls and threw to further test the condition of his right oblique. He ran yesterday, which was a big step in his recovery.
Closer Zach Britton threw off a regular mound today after twice stepping on the half-mound and twice doing fielding drills. His recovery from Achilles surgery continues to go exactly how the Orioles wanted it.
Mark Trumbo worked out with the Orioles today instead of returning to Double-A Bowie and playing right field in tonight’s game. The forecast and field conditions were factors in keeping Trumbo in Baltimore.
Trumbo went 1-for-3 with a walk last night and played first base.
If tonight’s game is postponed, the Orioles and Rays could play a doubleheader in May or July, or they could fill the open date on July 30 and turn it into a five-game series.
For the Rays
Denard Span LF
C.J. Cron DH
Carlos Gomez RF
Brad Miller 1B
Daniel Robertson 3B
Joey Wendle 2B
Wilson Ramos C
Mallex Smith CF
Adieny Hechavarria SS
Jake Faria RHP
Update: The game between the Orioles and Rays has been postponed due to inclement weather and will be made up on May 12 as part of a single-admission doubleheader beginning at 3:05 p.m.
The nightcap will begin approximately 30 minutes after the conclusion of the first game.
Tickets and parking for tonight’s game will not be automatically honored for the doubleheader. Fans must exchange the value of their tickets and parking from today’s game at the Camden Yards box office toward any remaining 2018 home game, including the doubleheader, based on availability.
All ballpark gates will open at 2 p.m. and parking lots will open at 1:30 p.m. Both games will be broadcast on MASN2 and 105.7 The Fan
Ticket exchanges can be performed at the box office or submitted in writing along with the original tickets and mailed via certified mail by May 31, 2018 to:
Attention: April 24 Rainout
333 West Camden St, Baltimore, MD. 21201