Pat Valaika is the second baseman. He participated in early infield drills today before batting practice.
Dean Kremer is 0-3 with a 6.23 ERA and 1.538 WHIP in six starts. He’s faced the Yankees twice this season and allowed nine runs and 15 hits in 7 1/3 innings. Jay Bruce, Mike Ford and Gio Urshela hit home runs.
Four of Kremer’s 10 career starts have come against the Yankees and he’s registered a 5.40 ERA and 1.636 WHIP in 18 1/3 innings. But he held them to two runs over 11 innings in back-to-back starts last September.
Corey Kluber, the two-time Cy Young Award winner with the Indians, has posted a 3.06 ERA and 1.387 WHIP in seven starts and he’s surrendered only three home runs in 35 1/3 innings. He held the Orioles to one run in 6 2/3 innings in an April 27 start at Camden Yards.
Shortstop Gleyber Torres was placed on the COVID injured list yesterday. He’s a career .344/.429/.742 hitter with 12 doubles, 16 home runs and 36 RBIs in 44 games versus the Orioles.
The Orioles are 16-21 overall and 5-13 at home. They’ve gone 3-4 against the Yankees.
Anthony Santander is batting second and playing right field tonight at Double-A Bowie.
For the Orioles
Cedric Mullins CF
Austin Hays LF
Trey Mancini 1B
Freddy Galvis SS
Ryan Mountcastle DH
DJ Stewart RF
Maikel Franco 3B
Pedro Severino C
Pat Valaika 2B
Dean Kremer RHP