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Baltimore Orioles Roster Report 2009-04-09

Baltimore Orioles Roster Report 2009-04-09
The Orioles' roster on opening day will be much different than the one that takes the field in July, let alone in 2010. The rotation has only two guaranteed members, and the starting lineup has two veteran hitters -- Aubrey Huff and Melvin Mora -- in the final year of their respective contracts. The highlight of the 2009 season will be the impending promotion of top prospect Matt Wieters, a 22-year-old switch-hitting catcher who is due in Baltimore before June.


--RHP Dennis Sarfate was knocked around for two runs in only two-thirds of an inning. Sarfate, who will pitch primarily in the sixth and seventh innings, walked two and gave up a home run to Derek Jeter as his ERA ballooned to 13.50.

--LF Felix Pie made his first Orioles start in left field Wednesday. He went 0-for-3 with a run and a walk as the No. 7 hitter.

--OF Luke Scott served as the designated hitter Wednesday, after having gone on record saying he is less comfortable at the plate when he's not playing in the field. Scott went 1-for-4 and scored a run.

--1B Aubrey Huff climbed a spot in the batting order to fourth Wednesday, flip-flopping with 3B Melvin Mora from manager Dave Trembley's opening-day lineup. Huff walked twice and drove in his fourth run of the season.


RHP Danys Baez (ligament-transplant surgery, right elbow) seems fully recovered and will factor into the Orioles bullpen. He'll be more of a long reliever than a short, power arm.

LHP Rich Hill (left elbow soreness) went on the 15-day disabled list March 29. He might return in mid-April.

LHP John Parrish (small tear in left shoulder) will not pitch in 2009. He was in camp on a minor league contract.


1. RHP Jeremy Guthrie

2. RHP Koji Uehara

3. RHP Alfredo Simon

4. LHP Mark Hendrickson


LHP George Sherrill (closer)

RHP Chris Ray

RHP Jim Johnson

RHP Dennis Sarfate

LHP Jamie Walker

RHP Matt Albers

RHP Danys Baez

RHP Brian Bass


1. 2B Brian Roberts

2. CF Adam Jones

3. RF Nick Markakis

4. 1B Aubrey Huff

5. 3B Melvin Mora

6. DH Luke Scott

7. C Gregg Zaun

8. LF Felix Pie

9. SS Cesar Izturis


1B/3B Ty Wiggington

C Chad Moeller

INF/OF Ryan Freel

INF Robert Andino

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Added: April 9, 2009

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