Orioles-Braves starting lineups, updates on Ayala and Alex Gonzalez

SARASOTA, Fla. – Spring training is making its way down the final stretch. There’s only one week of games left here in Florida.

The Atlanta Braves are traveling down from Disney World today to play the Orioles at Ed Smith Stadium for their only spring meeting.

Right-hander Chris Tillman was slated to start today, but Miguel Gonzalez – who was going to start in a Triple-A game today -- will get the start for the Orioles. Tillman is sick and isn’t at the facility today.

Alex Gonzalez, who has been out after undergoing an endoscopy, is back in the starting lineup. During his pre-spring training physical, something came back in his bloodwork that doctors wanted to check up on. They found that he has a lack or iron in his blood, so he will take iron pills, but he showed no other symptoms of anemia.

Expect the Orioles to announce a minor-league deal with veteran right-hander Luis Ayala today.

Orioles
David Lough CF
Adam Jones DH
Chris Davis 1B
Nelson Cruz LF
Nick Markakis RF
J.J. Hardy SS
Matt Wieters C
Ryan Flaherty 2B
Alex Gonzalez 3B
Miguel Gonzalez RHP


Braves
Jordan Schafer CF
Tyler Pastornicky 2B
Freddie Freeman 1B
Chris Johnson 3B
Dan Uggla DH
Andrelton Simmons SS
Steven Lerud C
Joey Terdoslavich RF
Jose Constanza LF
Gus Schlosser RHP