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Baltimore Orioles Roster Report 2009-04-16


Baltimore Orioles Roster Report 2009-04-16
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.

PLAYER NEWS:

--RHP Radhames Liz was recalled from Class AAA Norfolk to replace RHP Alfredo Simon, whose sore right elbow required a trip to the disabled list. In two relief appearances for Norfolk spanning 3 1/3 innings, Liz had a 0.00 ERA with four strikeouts. He allowed four runs in one inning against Texas on Wednesday night. Manager Dave Trembley said Simon "is not going to be able to pitch for a while."

--RHP Matt Albers replaced injured 3B Melvin Mora on the active roster Wednesday. Mora was placed on the disabled list with a hamstring injury, and Albers -- who was demoted April 11 -- becomes the club's 13th pitcher. He allowed four runs in 1 1/3 innings Wednesday, as the club plans to use him in relief.

--C Chad Moeller continues to perform when called upon. The backup catcher homered Wednesday and is batting .364 in limited appearances.

MEDICAL WATCH:

RHP Alfredo Simon (sore right elbow) went on the 15-day disabled list April 15. More tests were planned, but manager Dave Trembley said Simon "is not going to be able to pitch for a while."

3B Melvin Mora (left hamstring strain) went on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to April 13.

LHP Rich Hill (left elbow soreness) went on the 15-day disabled list March 29. He was scheduled to pitch in extended spring training on April 17 and April 19.

ROTATION:

RHP Jeremy Guthrie

RHP Koji Uehara

LHP Mark Hendrickson

RHP Adam Eaton

BULLPEN:

LHP George Sherrill (closer)

RHP Chris Ray

RHP Jim Johnson

RHP Dennis Sarfate

LHP Jamie Walker

RHP Danys Baez

RHP Brian Bass

RHP Matt Albers

RHP Radhames Liz

CATCHERS:

Gregg Zaun

Chad Moeller

INFIELDERS:

1B Aubrey Huff

2B Brian Roberts

SS Cesar Izturis

3B Ty Wiggington

INF Robert Andino

OUTFIELDERS:

LF Felix Pie

CF Adam Jones

RF Nick Markakis

DH Luke Scott

OF/INF Ryan Freel


Author:Fox Sports
Author's Website:http://www.foxsports.com
Added: April 16, 2009

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