Orioles right fielder
Markakis, dealing with a small disk herniation in his neck, hasn't played in a spring game since March 1, but is confident he will get enough at-bats to be ready for the season. In returning from offseason abdominal surgery last spring, he needed just 25 at-bats. He has 14 this spring heading into the final week of spring games. He could also go to minor league camp to accumulate at-bats.
"Everything's going smooth," Markakis said before taking BP on Monday.
-- Speaking of tomorrow’s trip to Fort Myers, several starters will make the trip, including
-- The Orioles play today’s afternoon game against the
McFarland is still considered to be in the competition for the fifth starter spot, but he's also competing for a 25-man roster spot. As a Rule 5 pick, the Orioles must keep him on the roster or else risk losing him.
-- Right-hander Steve Johnson was scheduled to start Wednesday night’s game against the
Here are today's starting lineups:
Brian Roberts 2B
Nate McLouth LF
Adam Wieters C
Chris Davis 1B
JJ Hardy SS
Manny Machado 3B
Ryan Flaherty RF
TJ McFarland LHP