SARASOTA, Fla. --—The Orioles and Red Sox are playing a pair of simutaneous split-squad contests today -- one here at Ed Smith Stadium and another down south at JetBlue Park in Fort Myers.
We'll have double-barrel coverage. Follow me on Twitter at @EddieInTheYard for updates from Sarasota, and Dan Connolly (@DanConnollySun) will be reporting from JetBlue Park.
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-- RHP Tommy Hunter, who hasn't thrown in a Grapefruit League game yet, threw four innings in a Single-A minor league game on Friday. He threw 60 pitches and said he threw all four pitches for strikes. He called it "all in all, a quality outing," and said the next step is his Grapefruit League debut, which he said is slated for Wednesday at home against the Blue Jays.
-- RHP Jason Berken (hamstring) will throw off a full mound for the first time today. He will throw another bullpen session before getting into a game, which Berken said could happen in the middle of next week. He's still confident he can win a spot on the 25-man roster.
Here are the lineups for both games:
Endy Chavez LF
JJ Hardy SS
Nick Markakis DH
Adam Jones CF
Matt Wieters C
Mark Reynolds 3B
Nick Johnson 1B
Jai Miller RF
Robert Andino 2B
Wei-Yin Chen LHP