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Baltimore Orioles Roster Report 2009-04-14

Baltimore Orioles Roster Report 2009-04-14
The club's decision to go with 12 pitchers, rather than 13, has been scrutinized heavily. In the opening week, Orioles starters struggled to go deep into games, placing strain on a promising bullpen. The Orioles lack a viable left-hander with the ability to go multiple innings out of the bullpen, a role officials hoped Mark Hendrickson would fill. But because of a lack of better options in the rotation, Hendrickson is currently the Orioles' No. 4 starter.


--3B Melvin Mora was held out of Monday's lineup with a hamstring strain. Mora, who said his left hamstring continues to worsen, is considered day-to-day.

--INF Ty Wiggington made his second start at third base Monday. The reserve corner infielder drove in his first two Orioles runs on a 2-for-5 night.

--OF Felix Pie made his fifth start in left field, and he belted his first Orioles home run in a 10-9 win. Pie went 3-for-4 in his most productive appearance before he was replaced by PH Ryan Freel.


3B Melvin Mora (left hamstring strain) sat out the April 13 game. He is day-to-day.

LHP Rich Hill (left elbow soreness) went on the 15-day disabled list March 29. As of mid-April, there was no timetable for him to start a rehab assignment.

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


RHP Jeremy Guthrie

RHP Koji Uehara

RHP Alfredo Simon

LHP Mark Hendrickson

RHP Adam Eaton


LHP George Sherrill (closer)

RHP Chris Ray

RHP Jim Johnson

RHP Dennis Sarfate

LHP Jamie Walker

RHP Danys Baez

RHP Brian Bass


Gregg Zaun

Chad Moeller


1B Aubrey Huff

2B Brian Roberts

SS Cesar Izturis

3B Melvin Mora

1B/3B Ty Wiggington

INF Robert Andino


LF Felix Pie

CF Adam Jones

RF Nick Markakis

DH Luke Scott

OF/INF Ryan Freel

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Added: April 14, 2009

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