Orioles and Blue Jays lineups

SARASOTA, Fla. - The Orioles get to again experience the sheer joy of making a trip to Dunedin to play the Blue Jays, and it’s in an extremely rare night game. Under the lights. Hasn’t happened, I’m told, in a very long time.

Perhaps the traffic going back to Sarasota will be a little more tolerable.

Mike Wright makes his final spring start before learning his fate, which is more likely whether he’s in the rotation or bullpen. He opposes Aaron Sanchez tonight.

Wright had followed 10 straight scoreless innings with six runs and 14 hits allowed in 7 2/3.

Cedric Mullins is leading off and playing center field. Mark Trumbo is batting second again as the designated hitter and Chris Davis is the first baseman and cleanup hitter.

sucre-jesus-walking-catchers-gear-white-spring-sidebar.jpgDrew Jackson is in left field for his professional debut at the position. Joey Rickard gets the start in right field and Jesús Sucre is catching.

Sucre’s opt-out date arrived today, so he’s definitely on the team. He hasn’t been told officially, but he’s made it if he’s on the trip. Stands to reason.

Hanser Alberto is playing third base. Renato Núñez is supposed to replace Trumbo later tonight as the designated hitter to test his sore right biceps.

Eric Young Jr. was hugging teammates today, a sign that he’s been cut. More to come later.

John Means and Pedro Araujo are listed among the available relievers. The Orioles must decide whether to carry Araujo on the opening day roster or put him on waivers and, if he clears, offer him back to the Cubs.

For the Orioles
Cedric Mullins CF
Mark Trumbo DH
Jonathan Villar 2B
Chris Davis 1B
Joey Rickard RF
Jesús Sucre C
Drew Jackson LF
Hanser Alberto 3B
Richie Martin SS

Mike Wright RHP

For the Blue Jays
Brandon Drury 3B
Freddy Galvis SS
Teoscar Hernández LF
Justin Smoak 1B
Kevin Pillar CF
Kendrys Morales DH
Danny Jansen C
Billy McKinney RF
Richard Ureña 2B

Aaron Sanchez RHP

In other news, the Diamondbacks optioned former Orioles catcher Caleb Joseph to Triple-A Reno. Joseph was 6-for-24 with two home runs.

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