More on today's roster moves and crunching some numbers

The Orioles will announce their roster moves later today as they approach their series opener in Toronto.

As I wrote yesterday, Miguel Gonzalez will be placed on the 15-day disabled list with tendinitis in his right shoulder and elbow. The move allows the Orioles to recall reliever Jorge Rondon in fewer than the 10 days required for an optioned player to remain in the minors.

Also, the Orioles will recall outfielder Junior Lake and pitcher Mike Wright from Triple-A Norfolk. Wright is expected to start Saturday night at Rogers Centre.

wright-pitching-front-white sidebar.jpgLake replaces outfielder Dariel Alvarez, who was optioned to Single-A Frederick after Wednesday night's game. He went 2-for-4 with a double and RBI last night against Carolina.

Lake went 2-for-14 with two doubles and six strikeouts in three games for the Orioles before they optioned him on Aug. 15. However, he's 8-for-25 against left-handers this season, putting up a .320/.346/.520 slash line, and the Orioles are facing David Price and Mark Buehrle this weekend. He's 7-for-47 against right-handers.

Lake is a career .283/.330/.450 hitter against left-handers. He's had limited exposure to the Blue Jays, going 0-for-2 with a walk at Rogers Centre.

Before being recalled, Lake was 4-for-10 with five RBIs in his last four games with Norfolk.

Rondon has never faced the Blue Jays.

Wright started in Toronto on June 19 and allowed four runs and three hits over 1 1/3 innings. He also walked four batters. The Orioles optioned him the following day.

Adam Jones is batting .342/.457/.658 (13-for-38) with three doubles, three home runs and nine RBIs against the Blue Jays this season. Manny Machado is batting .404/.453/.723 (19-for-47) with six doubles, three home runs and 12 RBIs. He's a career .317/.361/.539 hitter in 44 games against the Blue Jays.

Jonathan Schoop is 3-for-8 with two home runs and five RBIs.

Darren O'Day figures to face Jose Bautista again in this series. It's unavoidable. It's also great theatre.

Bautista is 6-for-17 with four home runs, eight RBIs and five strikeouts against O'Day. Edwin Encarnacion is 2-for-14, Russell Martin is 1-for-12 with four strikeouts and Josh Donaldson is 2-for-10 with six strikeouts.

The current Blue Jays are batting .202 (17-for-84) against O'Day.

Encarnacion is 4-for-12 with a double against closer Zach Britton. Bautista is 2-for-7 and Donaldson is 1-for-4 with a home run.

Bautista is 2-for-11 against left-hander Brian Matusz and Martin is 1-for-11. Encarnacion is 3-for-11 with two home runs and Cliff Pennington is 6-for-12.

Donaldson is 3-for-5 with two home runs against left-hander T.J. McFarland. Bautista is 3-for-6 with a double and Encarnacion is 2-for-4 with a double.

Orioles and Blue Jays lineups (updated)
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