Orioles pre-game: Roberts, Hall, big days in Frederick and Bowie

It seems a little weird here this afternoon at

Camden Yards

for today's 4:05 p.m. game against the



No batting practice for the


today. The Royals spent pre-stretch time throwing a football around in front of the visiting dugout.


Orioles left-hander

Wei-Yin Chen

hopes to build on

Jason Hammel

's six shutout innings last night. He will be opposed by Royals right-hander

Felipe Paulino

, who threw seven scoreless innings against the Orioles at

Kauffman Stadium

on May 16. He allowed just five hits and struck out nine with two walks on that afternoon, dominating the Orioles before they rallied for a 4-3, 15-inning win.

Brian Roberts

has a day off from his rehab assignment. He was just seen doing running drills in right field. He's scheduled to return to Double-A Bowie for games there Sunday and Monday. He is slated to play at Low-A Delmarva on Tuesday and Wednesday, and Orioles manager

Buck Showalter

said he'd like for Roberts to finish his rehab assignment -- which has to end by June 11 -- at Triple-A Norfolk. That would also allow Roberts the chance to play on the road, something he has yet to do.

Showalter said the goal is for Roberts to get about 50 plate appearances, the equivalent of a

spring training



Bill Hall

cleared waivers and was outrighted to Norfolk.

It's a big day throughout the organization. Top pitching prospect

Dylan Bundy

is making his first start at High-A Frederick after dominating the South Atlantic League. Also, there will be several major leaguers playing at Bowie today -- even without Roberts.

Endy Chavez

will be leading off and playing in left,

Mark Reynolds

is hitting third and playing third and left-hander

Zach Britton

will making his first minor league rehab start.

Here are today's lineups:


Xavier Avery LF

J.J. Hardy SS

Nick Markakis RF

Adam Jones CF

Matt Wieters C

Chris Davis 1B

Wilson Betemit 3B

Nick Johnson DH

Robert Andino 2BWei-Yin Chen LHP


Jarrod Dyson CF

Alcides Escobar SS

Billy Butler DH

Mike Moustakas 3B

Jeff Francoeur RF

Alex Gordon LF

Johnny Giavotella 2B

Eric Hosmer 1B

Humberto Quintero

CFelipe Paulino RHP