In about an hour, Koji Uehara — the newest Oriole import — starts on the mound for Baltimore as they take on the Marlins in Jupiter, Florida. I’m sure his start will be eagerly anticipated by the organizational brass, along with some in the Japanese media. It will be interesting to see how he faces off against major leaguers and what stuff he’s got on the mound.
It doesn’t look like this game will be on TV, or via video online; but you can hear it MLB.com’s Gameday audio feed.
Roch Kubatko has the lineups up on his blog, and Jay Gibbons — who joined the Marlins on a minor league deal — will not get to face his former team. Matt Wieters will DH today, while Adam Jones will not play due to forearm stiffness that he experienced after making a sensational catch on Wednesday.
According to Peter Schmuck the Orioles will have on their spring training road uniforms that have “Baltimore” in front.
In addition, Nick Markakis is taking a few days off from camp to be with his wife as the couple are expecting their first child.
Finally, for Ravens fans — Bart Scott is going to the New York Jets & reuniting with Rex Ryan, and Ray Lewis is a free agent who may be leaving Baltimore…