Nick AhmedSS ARI 10 minutes ago
Ahmed is out of the lineup Sunday against the Rockies.
Ahmed will effectively sit for the third time in four games, giving way to Jean Segura at shortstop with Brandon Drury at second. A .576 OPS simply isn't cutting it for Ahmed, so look for him to continue to lose playing time until he shows signs of turning things around (if he even gets that chance).
Peter O'BrienLF ARI 12 minutes ago
O'Brien is out of the lineup Sunday against the Rockies.
A trip to Coors Field is typically a good thing for fantasy owners, but O'Brien has failed to cash in, collecting just one base hit over the first three games of the series. As a result, he'll take a seat for the finale, giving way to Rickie Weeks in left field.
15DVance WorleyP BAL 14 minutes ago
Worley (groin) said that he feels that he'll be ready to come off the DL on Tuesday, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.
Worley was roughed up for a run on five hits over 1.2 innings during a rehab outing with Double-A Bowie on Saturday, but he said he felt great during the session and was pleased with his velocity and command, which carries more importance than his actual results. Assuming the Orioles feel as comfortable with Worley's health as the pitcher does, he should reclaim a long-relief role upon his activation.
Mike TroutCF LAA 14 minutes ago
Trout went 3-for-5 with a homer in a loss to the A's on Saturday.
Trout has been on a bit of a hot streak lately, tallying seven hits and scoring three runs in his last three games. June is still likely to be his least productive month of the season so far, but he has stolen four bases and notched a .381 OBP over 84 at-bats.
15DDarren O'DayRP BAL 17 minutes ago
O'Day (hamstring) is expected to come off the DL at some point during the Orioles' upcoming road trip, MASN Sports' Roch Kubatko reports.
The Orioles will kick off a nine-day, three-city tour Tuesday in San Diego before finishing things up July 6 with the Dodgers, so O'Day should be back in the fold in about a week, give or take a few days. He was able to throw a bullpen session Saturday without any issues and is expected to throw another one in the next day or two before pitching in a simulated game.
OUTPedro Alvarez1B/3B/DH BAL 23 minutes ago
Alvarez is out of the lineup Sunday against the Rays.
Alvarez will hit the bench with the Rays bringing southpaw Drew Smyly to the rubber, as Orioles manager Buck Showalter looks to avoid as many lefty-on-lefty matchups as possible. With Alvarez taking a seat, the Orioles will be able to give Chris Davis a day out of the field and deploy him as the DH.
OUTHyun-Soo KimLF BAL 25 minutes ago
Kim is out of the lineup Sunday against the Rays.
Manager Buck Showalter will sit two of his left-handed hitting regulars, Kim and designated hitter Pedro Alvarez, with southpaw Drew Smyly on the mound for the Rays. In Kim's stead, Joey Rickard will earn a start in the corner outfield and bat second in the order.
OUTMatt WietersC/DH BAL 27 minutes ago
Wieters is out of the lineup Sunday against the Rays.
Wieters homered twice in the second game of Saturday's doubleheader with the Rays and now has five homers, 10 runs and 20 RBI on the month. He'll just be getting Sunday off for maintenance purposes, and profiles as one of the better fantasy options at catcher in a very weak year for the position.
Nelson CruzLF/RF/DH SEA 31 minutes ago
Cruz, who has played 30 games in right field, could get more playing time in the field, the Seattle Times reports.
Manager Scott Servais wants to get Dae-Ho Lee and Adam Lind in the lineup together. That requires playing one of the first basemen at DH, which means Cruz goes to right field. Cruz has also seen more time in the field because Nori Aoki usually sits against left-handed pitching. Aoki was demoted recently, but when he comes back that likely will continue to be the plan. Extra time in the field is not ideal for Cruz, but he played 80 games in right last season and it didn't hurt his batting.
Oswaldo ArciaLF/RF TB 34 minutes ago
Arcia will make his second straight start in right field and bat sixth in the lineup Sunday against the Orioles, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
After acquiring Arcia from the Twins on Friday, the Rays appear willing to give the 25-year-old a trial as at least a semi-regular option in right field. With all of Steven Souza (hip), Brandon Guyer (hamstring) and Mikie Mahtook (hand) on the DL, Arcia should get a decent look from the Rays until at least one of those players returns.