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Orioles split squad game threads: vs. Twins, at Blue Jays

Like it or not, there are two Orioles games today. Hopefully it's something to like.

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Sometimes in the regular season, you might get two games on one day as part of a doubleheader. You might even get two games one right after the other. Two games going on at the same time, well... that one is limited to spring training. That's what we're getting today as split squads of Orioles stay at home and head on the road to take on different opponents.

The home game will be on 105.7. The other one will not be on the air in Baltimore. The non-radio game will be the one where Ubaldo Jimenez pitches. He's supposed to get up to 100 pitches today, so it'll almost be like a regular season game for him. This could be either good or bad news.

There will be cuts after these games conclude. Supposedly it'll be five cuts, mostly position players, but I don't think the Orioles have actually made the number of cuts that beat writers reported even one time this spring training. Perhaps this will be the first time.

The home lineup:


Alejandro De Aza - LF Danny Santana - SS
Steve Pearce - RF Eduardo Escobar - 3B
Chris Davis - 1B Eduardo Nunez - 2B
Adam Jones - CF Kennys Vargas - 1B
Travis Snider - DH Adam Brett Walker II - RF
Manny Machado - 3B Oswaldo Arcia - LF
Jonathan Schoop - 2B Chris Herrmann - C
Ryan Flaherty - SS Eric Fryer - DH
Caleb Joseph - C Shane Robinson - CF
Miguel Gonzalez - RHP Ricky Nolasco - RHP

The road lineup:


Nolan Reimold - LF Jose Reyes - SS
Everth Cabrera - CF Russell Martin - C
Jimmy Paredes - 3B Jose Bautista - RF
Delmon Young - DH Edwin Encarnacion - 1B
Dariel Alvarez - RF Josh Donaldson - 3B
Steve Clevenger - C Dioner Navarro - DH
Jayson Nix - 2B Dalton Pompey - CF
Chris Parmelee - 1B Kevin Pillar - LF
Paul Janish - SS Devon Travis - 2B
Ubaldo Jimenez - RHP Mark Buehrle - LHP