O's announce Thursday's split-squad starters

O's announce Thursday's split-squad starters

LAKELAND, Fla. -- Wei-Yin Chen and Miguel Gonzalez will start Thursday's split-squad games, manager Buck Showalter said prior to Tuesday's Grapefruit League opener against the Tigers.

Chen will pitch the road game in Port Charlotte, Fla., against Nathan Karns and the Rays at 1:05 p.m. ET, while Gonzalez will stay at home for the Ed Smith Stadium contest on MLB.TV at 7:05 p.m. vs. Daniel Norris and the Blue Jays. Chen went 16-6 with a 3.54 ERA last season, and Gonzalez went 10-9 with a 3.23 ERA.

Kevin Gausman will start Wednesday's home opener against the Tigers at 1:05 p.m.

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