After catching knuckleballer Mickey Jannis yesterday, Orioles top prospect Adley Rutschman is serving as the designated hitter this afternoon against the Braves in North Port.
The Orioles (0-2-1) also have Jahmai Jones in their lineup as the second baseman. Ryan Mountcastle is in left field.
Austin Hays is leading off and playing center field. DJ Stewart is the right fielder and cleanup hitter.
Chance Sisco is catching today, getting at least one at-bat against Braves left-hander Drew Smyly. Chris Shaw is the first baseman.
Trey Mancini’s schedule of playing every other day keeps him out of today’s game. He’ll be in Thursday’s lineup at first base.
Chris Davis remains day-to-day with a lower back strain.
For the Orioles
Austin Hays CF
Rio Ruiz 3B
Ryan Mountcastle LF
DJ Stewart RF
Chance Sisco C
Adley Rutschman DH
Pat Valaika SS
Chris Shaw 1B
Jahmai Jones 2B
Wade LeBlanc LHP