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Game thread: Pirates face Orioles with close to regular lineup

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Game time is 1:05pm at LECOM Park. Jordan Lyles will start, with Francisco Liriano, Nick Burdi, Geoff Hartlieb and Brandon Waddell to follow.

  1. Adam Frazier, 2B
  2. Starling Marte, CF
  3. Corey Dickerson, DH
  4. Josh Bell, 1B
  5. Francisco Cervelli, C
  6. Melky Cabrera, LF
  7. Lonnie Chisenhall, RF
  8. Erik Gonzalez, SS
  9. Ke’Bryan Hayes, 3B

In addition to Chisenhall’s reappearances, here are some injury-related notes from the PG:

  • Brandon Maurer has a knee problem and is throwing from flat ground. The report is that he will “do side sessions on the mound and then live batting practice before possibly pitching in another spring game.” It doesn’t sound like he’s going to have a shot at a roster spot to open the season.
  • Gregory Polanco is throwing 120 feet and may DH or PH in exhibition games, but won’t play the field.
  • Elias Diaz is “in good spirits and feeling stronger.” He sounds pretty doubtful for opening day.