Game Thread: Orioles at Rays, 1:05 pm EST

A few pregame notes for you all:

  • Derrek Lee had an MRI on his left foot today after fouling a pitch off of it in his spring debut yesterday. He’s okay, but he’s not starting today, as planned. Maybe he’ll get some at-bats in a minor league game on Monday, at least.
  • Mike Bordick was elected to the Orioles Hall of Fame yesterday. Much deserved. When I met Bordick at FanFest, he seemed awesome and was all nice to me (and said “awww, I’m so cute!” when he saw the drawing I did of him). Congrats, Mike!

Here are your lineups.

Brian Roberts, 2B
Adam Jones, CF
Nick Markakis, RF
Luke Scott, DH
Mark Reynolds, 3B
Felix Pie, LF
Jake Fox, 1B
J.J. Hardy, SS
Craig Tatum, C
Brad Bergesen, SP

Zobrist, 2B
Damon, DH
Longoria, 3B
Ramirez, LF
Joyce, RF
Upton, CF
D. Johnson, 1B
Shoppach, C
Brignac, SS
Niemann, RHP

In prospect news, Eddie Gamboa, Sean Gleason, Xavier Avery, Carlos Rojas, Brandon Waring and Kyle Hudson are going to travel with the big club to Port Charlotte today. Keep an eye out for them!

And yes, Brian Roberts is alive, as you can see. Fingers crossed!

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