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GameThread: Twins @ Orioles, 7:05

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The big news about tonight's game is of course the spring debut of Brian Roberts. The goal is for him to play five innings and get three at bats, followed by crossed fingers that he won't wake up tomorrow unable to move (I assume).

Pitching for the Orioles is Chris Tillman. This will be his fifth start of the spring. So far in 12 innings he has allowed 5 ER, 2 HR, and 5 BB while striking out 6. He pitched 5 innings his last time out so look for him to try to extend past that today. Scott Baker will take the mound for the Twins. Baker is having a brilliant spring as he's allowed just 1 ER in 14 innings and striking out 12 against only 2 walks.

Minnesota Twins
Baltimore Orioles
Denard Span - CF
Brian Roberts - 2B
Alexi Casilla - SS
Miguel Tejada - 3B
Michael Cuddyer - RF
Nick Markakis - RF
Jacque Jones - DH
Matt Wieters - DH
Delmon Young - LF
Adam Jones - CF
Brendan Harris - 3B
Luke Scott - 1B
Wilson Ramos - C
Nolan Reimold - LF
Brock Peterson - 1B
Craig Tatum - C
Matt Tolbert - 2B
Cesar Izturis - SS
Scott Baker - RHP
Chris Tillman - RHP

Brock Peterson is an awesome name. But it doesn't sound like a baseball player. It sounds like it should be either, "Brock Peterson, Attorney at Law" or "Brock Peterson, Private Eye."

The O's made some cuts this afternoon, optioning Michael Aubrey, Brandon Snyder, Josh Bell, and Rhyne Hughes to AAA Norfolk and Pedro Florimon to AA Bowie. Jonathan Tucker, Dennis Sarfate, Frank Mata, and Josh Perrault and been reassigned to minor league camp. That leaves the Orioles with 37 players on their ST roster. 

Let's Go O's!