UPDATES & NEWS
J.J. Hardy is batting second for the Orioles on Saturday.
Hardy is currently on a five-game multi-hit streak so why not get this sudden on-base machine into the two-hole to set the table more for Chris Davis and Adam Jones? Hardy still isn't hitting for any power and has yet to go yard this season, but perhaps with the big boys batting right behind him, he'll start seeing a few extra picthes in his wheelhouse.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Jed Lowrie left Monday's game with a thumb injury. He's going back to Houston Tuesday for an MRI.
In all likelihood Jonathan Villar or Marwin Gonzalez will fill in for Lowrie if he misses extended time, but there's an outside chance the first-place Astros call up uber-prospect Carlos Correa for his first major league taste. Correa is murdering the Texas League (Double-A) to the tune of .375/.429/.719 with four home runs and two stolen bases. He's worth a speculative add in competitive leagues until the situation becomes more clear. Astros GM Jeff Luhnow has hinted that he wouldn't be scared to "lift" Correa straight from Double-A at some point. Analysis: Spencer Silva