The Twins will have a lineup that includes
As for the Orioles, this is a game that will be difficult from a roster perspective. It will be their third game in a span of 30 hours after yesterday's day-night, split-squad doubleheader. Yesterday afternoon, the Orioles brought 12 minor leaguers over from the minor league minicamp at Twin Lakes Park.
Expect a number of minor leaguers to make the trip to Hammond Stadium today as well.
"Once we get through [Thursday's] game, we'll be back on our feet again," Showalter said Wednesday. "Let's face it, these split-squad games, we have to bring in 30 players to cover these things for 10-12 days with staff and trainers. Last year we had [a split-squad game] Opening Day. It used to be you didn't play one until [March] 10th or 14th, and you could cover it because guys were in shape."
The Orioles have one more split-squad date March 17, afternoon games at Clearwater against the
The Orioles will use the innings to continue to evaluate their utility man competition.
Here are the starting lineups:
Manny Machado 3B
Lew Ford DH
Conor Jackson RF
L.J. Hoes CF
Chris Robinson C