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Baltimore Orioles Roster Report 2009-04-17


Baltimore Orioles Roster Report 2009-04-17
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 Alfredo Simon will be out indefinitely with the elbow injury that forced him to the 15-day disabled list. Simon's elbow has a "degenerative issue," according to manager Dave Trembley, and rest will be the key to Simon's recovery.

--RHP Brad Bergesen could be earmarked for his big-league debut soon. With RHP Alfredo Simon out for a long stretch, the Orioles are more likely to lean on a prospect early, and Bergesen is the closest to being ready. Bergesen has a 2.45 ERA for Class AAA Norfolk after beating Charlotte on Wednesday.

--C Chad Moeller has caught three games in 2009, and the Orioles have lost each of them. But Moeller, who is on the roster for his veteran presence alone, can't be faulted. The veteran journeyman is batting .364 with a home run in 11 at-bats.

MEDICAL WATCH:

RHP Alfredo Simon (sore right elbow) went on the 15-day disabled list April 15. He has a "degenerative issue," according to manager Dave Trembley, and he will be sidelined indefinitely.

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 17, 2009

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