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For starters: Rays at Orioles



UPDATE, 5:55: The Orioles have still not posted a lineup. ... Sam Fuld said he felt fine the day after his first game back after missing 3 1/2 weeks with right hamstring tightness, and Maddon concurred. Maddon also said that as of now Scott is NOT in the Friday lineup in Lakeland, but also that it was not necessary that Scott play in one of the two remaining exhibitions (they are at the Trop Saturday) to be able to be in the opening day lineup. ... Maddon said against right-handed pitchers he had settled pretty much on a lineup, assuming Scott is playing: Jennings, Zobrist, Joyce, Longoria, Scott, Escobar, Loney, Molina, Johnson.

UPDATE, 2:56: The Rays will indeed start most of their regulars tonight. Also, Sam Fuld was said to be feeling fine the day after his first game back, and is in the lineup again, and DH Luke Scott (tight right calf) will run some arcs at the Trop today and if continues to feel good could DH on Friday in Lakeland. ... The O's switched pitchers tonight and it will be minor-leaguer Jesse Beal. .. Among new locker assignments, Jeff Niemann got the double wide used by James Shields, and Luke Scott moved into B.J. Upton's corner locker.

DEVELOPING: The Rays are working out at the Trop this afternoon and then heading down to Sarasota to face the Orioles, who they meet for real on Tuesday.

David Price will be on the mound for the Rays in what amounts to a simple tuneup - about 4 innings or 60 pitches, with a primary goal of getting through it healthy.

The Orioles are not pitching their opening day starter, but Steve Johnson instead,

Most of the Rays regulars are expected to play.

Lineups soon.


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