Orioles pregame: OF Endy Chavez day-to-day with hamstring strain

Orioles outfielder Endy Chavez, his strained right hamstring still sore after pulling up lame rounding first base last night, is out of the lineup for tonight's game against the Pirates and is currently day-to-day.

Chavez said he didn't believe he would have been able to play tonight but said he didn't think the injury would force him onto the disabled list for the second time this season. He spent 19 days on the DL month with an oblique strain.

"I feel better today," Chavez said. "It’s still sore. We’ll give it some treatment and see how it responds the next two days.

The Orioles will likely made a decision whether to place Chavez on the DL tomorrow before going on the road for six interleague games in National League parks. 

"It would be kind of tough going into six National League games short on the bench, so we’ll see," manager Buck Showalter said. "It’s sort of tough to test it out because you don’t want to injure it further. So we’ll see."

In other news:

-- Joel Pineiro (four innings) and Dontrelle Willis (five innings) will throw in a simulated game tomorrow in Sarasota. 

-- Right-handed reliever Matt Lindstrom threw from 60 and 120 feet for eight minutes today and came out of the session fine.

-- Left fielder Nolan Reimold is still scheduled to get an MRI to help determine why his recovery from a bulging disk in his neck hasnt progressed. That will happen either today or tomorrow.

-- The Orioles' game July 14 against the Tigers has been moved to 4:05 p.m. to accommodate a FOX broadcast. The pregame ceremony to unveil Jim Palmer's sculpture will move up to 2:15 p.m.

Here are today's lineups:

Orioles
Brian Roberts 2B
J.J. Hardy SS
Chris Davis DH
Adam Jones CF
Matt Wieters C
Mark Reynolds 1B
Wilson Betemit 3B
Steve Pearce LF
Ryan Flaherty RF
Jake Arrieta RHP

Pirates
Alex Presley LF
Neil Walker 2B
Andrew McCutchen CF
Garrett Jones DH
Casey McGehee 1B
Pedro Alvarez 3B
Jose Tabata RF
Clint Barmes SS
Michael McKenry C
Kevin Correia RHP

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