SARASOTA, Fla. – Six weeks from today, the Orioles open the season in Tampa Bay. It’s been a quiet first week of spring training.
Steve Johnson, Zach Clark and Mike Wright will pitch for one team against Todd Redmond, Dylan Bundy and Todd McFarland in one game. In the other game, Tommy Hunter, Zach Britton and Adam Russell will face Jake Arrieta, Brian Matusz and Jair Jurrjens.
Saturday, the Orioles open the long exhibition season with a game against Minnesota at 1:05 p.m. at Ed Smith Stadium.
There were two injuries sustained during Tuesday’s workout. Catcher Luis Martinez suffered a strained oblique muscle and first baseman-outfield Conor Jackson a lower back strain. Both said their injuries weren’t serious.
Nick Markakis will leave the team to attend a family funeral. He’s scheduled to be gone for two days.