Orioles lineup vs. Phillies

The Orioles will play their first summer training camp exhibition game tonight with Austin Hays leading off and Pat Valaika handling the shortstop position at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia.

José Iglesias’ exclusion from the lineup is the only surprise. He didn’t play in last night’s final intrasquad game and received treatment for a sore back earlier in camp.

Alberto-Points-Skyward-Gray-Sidebar.jpgHanser Alberto, who’s been a presence at the top of the lineup in intrasquads, is lowered to sixth tonight. DJ Stewart is starting in left field and Stevie Wilkerson is in right.

Outfielders Anthony Santander and Dwight Smith Jr. are staying back in Baltimore for rounds of live batting practice.

Chris Davis is batting cleanup after sitting out last night’s intrasquad game. Rio Ruiz, with three home runs in the scrimmages, is batting second.

Thomas Eshelman has replaced John Means as tonight’s starter. Means is questionable for opening day due to arm fatigue.

Manager Brandon Hyde will provide an update later today in his Zoom conference call with the media.

Eshelman started the last exhibition game in Florida prior to the shutdown, allowing nine runs and nine hits against the Blue Jays in Dunedin.

Relievers Miguel Castro, Cody Carroll, Cole Sulser and Tanner Scott also will pitch tonight.

For the Orioles
Austin Hays CF
Rio Ruiz 3B
Renato Núñez DH
Chris Davis 1B
Pedro Severino C
Hanser Alberto 2B
DJ Stewart LF
Pat Valaika SS
Stevie Wilkerson RF

Thomas Eshelman RHP

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