Orioles lineup against Red Sox (with Britton update)

Rookie Xavier Avery gets another start in left field for the Orioles. Nick Johnson will serve as the designated hitter.

For the Orioles:
Xavier Avery LF
J.J. Hardy SS
Nick Markakis RF
Adam Jones CF
Matt Wieters C
Chris Davis 1B
Wilson Betemit 3B
Nick Johnson DH
Robert Andino 2B

Tommy Hunter RHP

Nolan Reimold is being examined by a team physician and will know later whether he needs a second epidural injection.

Matt Lindstrom says his right middle finger remains pain-free and he’ll try to throw later this week. He’ll probably need a few rehab games to sharpen his command before coming off the disabled list.

Update: Zach Britton made his final start at extended spring training today, allowing two runs on four hits in five innings with five strikeouts. Britton said that his stuff was the best that it’s been since he got back on the mound.

Britton is expected to make his first injury rehab start with a minor league affiliate Saturday at Double-A Bowie.

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