Some pregame notes
1B Chris Davis was back in the starting lineup Tuesday after missing four days due to a strained right shoulder.
Orioles manager Buck Showalter said he has considered making lineup changes, including moving a struggling Vladimir Guerrero out of cleanup, but has stuck with the familiar alignment so far.
Despite the additions of Tommy Hunter and Jo-Jo Reyes to the rotation, Showalter said the Orioles are still considering converting Jim Johnson to a starting role. Showalter said he’ll have a better idea of whether it will happen at the end of the month.
One day after making errors in consecutive games, third baseman Josh Bell took early fielding practice with infield coach Willie Randolph and instructor Mike Bordick.
2B Brian Roberts (concussion) did not participate in baseball activities today in Sarasota as he continues his rehab.
RHP Jake Arrieta left the team Tuesday and will have his right elbow examined by orthopedist Dr. Lewis Yocum on Wednesday with surgery to remove a bone spur expected Friday if Yocum deems it necessary.
INF Cesar Izturis (groin) had a MRI on Tuesday and Showalter said it didn’t reveal anything unexpected. He was put on the DL on Monday.