Orioles lineup versus Athletics (Gausman in clubhouse, Santana hurt)

Steve Pearce is starting in left field tonight in the Orioles’ series opener against the Athletics at Camden Yards.

Nelson Cruz remains the designated hitter. Nick Hundley gets the start against A’s left-hander Tommy Milone despite his odd splits.

For the Orioles
Nick Markakis RF
Manny Machado 3B
Nelson Cruz DH
Adam Jones CF
Chris Davis 1B
J.J. Hardy SS
Steve Pearce LF
Jonathan Schoop 2B
Nick Hundley C

Wei-Yin Chen LHP

Update: Right-hander Kevin Gausman is in the Orioles clubhouse, but has not yet been recalled. He isn’t expected to be activated today, but figures to be added to the 25-man roster and make Saturday’s start if Miguel Gonzalez goes on the disabled list.

Also, I’ve heard from a few people that left-hander Johan Santana left his extended spring training start today with an injury, but not to his shoulder. His shoulder is fine. Santana was hit by a line drive and I’m waiting to get more details.

Manager Buck Showalter should have an update.

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