SARASOTA, Fla. – The Orioles have a dress rehearsal for spring training on Thursday. At 1:05 p.m., they’ll play a six-inning intrasquad game at Ed Smith Stadium.
It’s a big day for the Orioles since they’ll be joined by Olympic swimming champion Michael Phelps, who’ll take batting practice with the team. Phelps, a huge Orioles fan, will wear uniform No. 18 to match the number of gold medals he’s won. Phelps is here as part of a promotion for an upcoming program on the Golf Channel.
Here are the lineups for the intrasquad game:
Pedro Strop, Daniel McCutchen, Mike Belfiore and Kevin Gausman are scheduled to pitch after Tillman while Troy Patton, Daniel Schlereth and Eduardo Rodriguez are listed to follow Hendrickson.
Manager Buck Showalter has written the lineups alphabetically except for Jones, who he wants to give extra at-bats to because of his involvement with the World Baseball Classic.