Orioles lineup vs. split-squad Tigers in Sarasota

SARASOTA, Fla. – Jackson Holliday is leading off for the Orioles this afternoon for their game against the split-squad Tigers at Ed Smith Stadium.

Holliday gets another start at second base, with Jorge Mateo at shortstop.

Coby Mayo is making back-to-back starts at third base.

Ryan McKenna is the center fielder today, with Daniel Johnson in left field and Tyler Nevin in right. Heston Kjerstad is the designated hitter.

Gunnar Henderson remains out of the lineup after experiencing tightness in his left oblique last month during workouts. But he’s making progress every day while increasing baseball activities.

For the Orioles

Jackson Holliday 2B
Ryan Mountcastle 1B
Heston Kjerstad DH
James McCann C
Coby Mayo 3B
Ryan McKenna CF
Jorge Mateo SS
Tyler Nevin RF
Daniel Johnson LF

Grayson Rodriguez RHP

The Tigers are starting right-hander Matt Manning, who had a 3.58 ERA and 1.038 WHIP last season in 15 games.

Orioles closer Craig Kimbrel threw live batting practice yesterday and said he felt great. He expects to pitch in his first game Thursday against the Pirates in Sarasota.

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