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Orioles host Yankees in Grapefruit League action

The Orioles return home today to host the Yankees for a 1:05 p.m. game at Ed Smith Stadium.

The Yankees will play their first game without outfielder Curtis Granderson, who suffered a fractured right forearm in his first at-bat Sunday against Toronto. Granderson is estimated to be out 10 weeks.

Regardless, don't expect to see many Yankees regulars here in Sarasota. There are seven non-roster invitees in their starting lineup today.

Left-hander Brian Matusz will start and make his Grapefruit League debut. Matusz is fighting for a rotation spot in a mix that includes a dozen candidates, but he shined late last season pitching out of the bullpen.

Tommy Hunter, Mark Hendrickson and Pedro Strop are also scheduled to pitch today. Hendrickson and Strop will be making their first spring appearance.

Here is the today's starting lineups for today's game:

Nolan Reimold LF
Brian Roberts 2B
Nick Markakis DH
Adam Jones CF
Matt Wieters C
J.J. Hardy SS
Chris Davis 1B
Conor Jackson RF
Manny Machado 3B
Brian Matusz LHP

Brett Gardner CF
Jayson Nix 2B
Matt Diaz DH
Juan Rivera RF 
Francsico Cervelli C
Melky Mesa LF
Dan Johnson 3B
Gil Velazquez 6
Kyle Roller 1B
Vidal Nuno LHP



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