Buck Showalter


The Orioles designated Steve Peace for assignment on Tuesday. That may—or may not—end Pearce’s time with the Orioles.


BOSTON – As the clock struck 11, the Orioles got ready to play their first morning game in five years. Their last Patriots' Day game came in 2009.


BOSTON –- J.J. Hardy is not in the Orioles lineup for Monday morning’s game. Hardy left Sunday night’s game with a strained right hamstring, and the Orioles say it’s day-to-day.


BOSTON – Troy Patton will report to Norfolk on Tuesday to begin a scheduled eight-day assignment. Patton has been on the suspended list for a positive test for amphetamines.


BOSTON – Brian Matusz started during spring training. That enabled him to go 2 2/3 innings on Friday, longer than he had gone since converting to relief in Aug. 2012.