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Orioles pregame: Brian Roberts heading back to Baltimore for more tests

The

Orioles

are going for a series win in Seattle in this afternoon's series finale against the

Mariners

at

Safeco Field

. Right-hander

Chris Tillman

has officially been recalled from Triple-A Norfolk and will make his first big league start since last Aug. 11.

Orioles second baseman

Brian Roberts

, who was placed on the 15-day DL Tuesday with a right groin strain,  is heading back to Baltimore for more tests. He's going to get a

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magnetic resonance angiogram
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(MRA) to see if his injury is hip related. Roberts missed Monday's game with hip soreness, but complained of pain in his hip on Tuesday.

Orioles manager

Buck Showalter

said he's hoping to get rightfielder

Nick Markakis

(wrist surgery), catcher

Taylor Teagarden

(back) and outfielder

Endy Chavez

(hamstring) back after the all-star break.

All three could be on rehab assignments at Double-A Bowie by the weekend. Teagarden, who has been out since

spring training

, caught a GCL game today and is expected to join Bowie on Friday. Markakis and Chevez could be there by then as well.

Tegarden's impending return is an interesting one. It appears that once he shows he can catch games at Bowie and remain healthy, he would join the team as the backup catcher, signaling the end of the

Ronny Paulino

era in Baltimore.

Minor-league catcher

Luis Exposito

also played in his first GCL game today, starting at designated hitter.

Also, Showalter still hasn't named a starter for Friday's game in Anaheim. Left-hander

Dana Eveland

and right-hander

Miguel Gonzalez

are both options.

As far as the rest of the

Angels

series,

Jake Arrieta

will pitch Thursday.

Jason Hammel

will start Saturday's game and

Wei-Yin Chen

will go Sunday -- both pitching on regular rest.

Here are the lineups for today's game:

Orioles
Xavier Avery

LF

J.J. Hardy

SS

Chris Davis

RF

Adam Jones

CF

Jim Thome

DH

Matt Wieters

C

Wilson Betemit

3B

Mark Reynolds

1B

Robert Andino

2BChris Tillman RHP

Mariners
Ichiro Suzuki

RF

Michael Saunders

CF

Casper Wells

LF

John Jaso

DH

Kyle Seager

3B

Justin Smoak

1B

Jesus Montero

C

Dustin Ackley

2B

Munenori Kawasaki

SS

Hector Noesi

RHP

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