The Orioles hope Matt Wieters will be able to avoid the disabled list. Wieters, who left Tuesday night’s game in the third inning because of a strained right hamstring, is not in the lineup for Wednesday’s game in Seattle.
Because of the time and distance, the Orioles couldn’t get Steve Clevenger, who is on the 40-man roster to Seattle in time for the 3:40 p.m. game.
The Orioles return home after the game and are off Thursday.
For now, Caleb Joseph is the only true catcher. Ryan Flaherty is the emergency catcher, but the Orioles hope they don’t have to resort to that.
Flaherty is starting at shortstop. J.J. Hardy isn’t playing.
The Orioles prepared Flaherty in case he was needed by having him catch a Wei-Yin Chen bullpen session in Oakland.
Flaherty has been an emergency alternative since he came to the Orioles in 2012, but he’s never come this close to be needed.
The Orioles hope he stays at shortstop.