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New Orioles pitcher Wei-Yin Chen, a Taiwanese left-hander who played the past four years in Japan, will make his debut today. Chen struggled in his intrasquad game last week, so it will be interesting to see how he rebounds today.
In other pre-game news:
-- LHP Tsuyoshi Wada (left elbow) and RHP
-- Minor league catcher Michael Ohlman was involved in an automobile accident while driving home from Tuesday’s workout. He is OK, but Orioles manager
-- Showalter said he will meet with executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette over the next two days to discuss the first round of roster cuts. Showalter wouldn't give a set number of cuts the team is aiming for with this round.
-- Showalter has been impressed with nonroster invitee Nick Johnson, who has been working good at-bats in two starts so far. He's been at DH but will see time at 1B. That flexibility will help him in trying to make this team.
Here's the Orioles' lineup today: