Roberts was able to move up the MRI to get the test done at 10 a.m., but it still needs to be read by team orthopedist Dr. John Wilckens.
As a precaution, infielder
"Just because things are delayed it doesn't mean they're denied," Showalter said. "We're looking two to three deep. … You always have to say, 'what if?'"
The Orioles do have Flaherty and infielder
Also of note heading into today's home opener:
-- Just like they did this spring at Ed Smith Stadium, the Orioles painted
-- Showalter said he likes the early reviews on third baseman Manny Machado hitting second in the batting order. Initially, the right-handed hitting Machado was seen as a solution to breaking up the batting order against left-handed pitching, but Machado has remained in the two spot for the three games since. Showalter said he also likes how it allows him to drop shortstop
Here are today's starting lineups:
Manny Machado 3B
J.J. Hardy SS
Ryan Flaherty 2B