By Eduardo A. Encina
The Baltimore Sun
8:48 AM PDT, March 12, 2012
The Orioles are making their northernmost trip of the Grapefruit League season today as they travel to Florida Auto Exchange Stadium to play the Blue Jays.
Orioles lefthander Wei-Yin Chen is scheduled to start against the Blue Jays today in Dunedin. Right-hander Pat Neshek, right-hander Armando Galarraga, right-hander Oliver Drake and right-hander Jon Link are also listed on today's travel roster.
And several players who were sent down to minor league camp: shortstop Manny Machado, outfielder Xavier Avery, outfielder L.J. Hoes and right-hander Steve Johnson are also traveling to Dunedin.
Now a daily infirmary report. Catcher Taylor Teagarden had an MRI on his lower back this morning.
Reliever Matt Lindstrom threw a light pen session in Sarasota this morning. He could pitch in a game Tuesday or Wednesday.
Left-hander Troy Patton, who missed his scheduled pitching day because of left-arm tenderness, will pitch tomorrow. There's no update on righthander Darren O'Day (groin), who was scratched yesterday.
Reliever Jim Johnson is slated to pitch Wednesday in a Grapefruit League game against the Pirates. Tommy Hunter will pitch four innings in a Triple-A minor-league game Friday. Zach Britton will throw a light side tomorrow and go two innings in a minor-league game Thursday. Tsuyoshi Wada will throw in a Class-A minor-league game on Wednesday and pitch again either Sunday or Monday.
And here's today's Orioles lineup:
Endy Chavez LF
Robert Andino 2B
Nick Johnson DH
Joe Mahoney 1B
Jai Miller CF
Ryan Flaherty SS
Steve Tolleson 3B
Scott Beerer RF
John Hester CWei-Yin Chen LHP
And here's the Blue Jays' lineup:
Yunel Escobar SS
Omar Vizquel 3B
Ben Francisco LF
Edwin Encarnacion 1B
Kelly Johnson 2B
Rajai Davis RF
Colby Rasmus CF
Travis Snider DH
Jeff Mathis C
Brandon Morrow P
Here are some early notes from my colleague Peter Schmuck HERE.
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