3/14/2014 5:34 P.M. ET
Lough, Casilla still hurting, sit out Friday
By Brittany Ghiroli / MLB.com
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The Orioles had a pair of late scratches in Friday's starting lineup, with outfielder David Lough and infielder Alexi Casilla both making the trip and sitting out with respective injuries.
Lough, who took batting practice, had a stiff neck and was held out as a precautionary measure, while Casilla hyperextended his left knee.
"He had an appointment at three o'clock to see somebody about it," manager Buck Showalter said of Lough, who drove back with Casilla to Sarasota. "I'm not sure what's going on with it, his neck has been stiff, hasn't felt quite right the last couple days. Decided to not take any chances with it ... we wanted to get it looked at so it didn't linger. Way too early to talk about it, but I know he's dove a couple times in the outfield, he had that collision over in Fort Myers with the Red Sox. I don't know.
"He wanted to play, he's not real happy about it."
While Lough -- who was replaced in left field by Xavier Paul -- figures to have a roster spot, Casilla is a non-roster invitee who has already been slowed with a hamstring strain and been limited to just three games. Casilla is hitless in five at-bats and his latest setback could take him out of contention for the utility infield spot.
Casilla was replaced at shortstop by red-hot prospect Jonathan Schoop, who singled in his first at-bat and went 2-for-4 in a 2-2 tie.
Right ankle to keep Wieters out vs. Yankees
FORT MYERS, Fla.-- Orioles catcher Matt Wieters' right ankle isn't coming along as quickly as the team had hoped, and he won't play in Saturday's home game, with the new target date Monday.
"Nicky [Markakis] had a little [left] shoulder tendinitis, but is a go tomorrow and I still may DH him, but going to wait a couple more days on Matt," manager Buck Showalter said.
"[His ankle is] still a little puffy. I asked [athletic trainer] Richie [Bancells], he said he probably would have played during the regular season, but he said he'd really like to resolve this all the way. Everybody [who's] turned their ankle knows how it gets a little weak the first time you roll it like that."
Wieters suffered the injury rounding the third base bag in Tuesday's game and was removed after that. There has been no plans for an X-ray, but the Orioles catcher will take a few more days of rest given that Sunday's game is in Dunedin.
'Two minutes with ...' O's outfielder Delmon Young
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The "Two Minutes with …" spring series continues with Delmon Young, who signed a Minor League deal with the Orioles this winter. Young, 28, is competing for a bench and is batting .176 (4-for-24) with a double and an RBI in nine spring games.
Favorite food: Steak. A Waygu steak if you want to be more specific.
Favorite movie: Shawshank Redemption.
Special talent: Nothing I can think of.
If I wasn't a baseball player I'd be… : I have no clue. I've been doing it so long, I can't even think of something else right now.
Favorite offseason place: Where I live now in Miami, or when I go back home to Los Angeles.
Prized possession: My life. I'm not a big material guy.
• Showalter said the plan for pitcher Suk-min Yoon is to throw one or two innings in his Orioles debut Saturday.
• Zach Britton was originally slated to pitch Friday, but will get one more day of rest as the team stretches him back out a little bit.
• Adam Jones will return from Baltimore on Saturday after the birth of his first child earlier this week, but probably won't play until Monday. Sunday's game against the Blue Jays is in Dunedin, Fla.
Brittany Ghiroli is a reporter for MLB.com. Read her blog, Britt's Bird Watch, and follow her on Twitter @britt_ghiroli. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.