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Baltimore Orioles Roster Report 2009-04-18

Baltimore Orioles Roster Report 2009-04-18
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.


--RHP Jeremy Guthrie threw 103 pitches in just 4 2/3 innings Friday and left the contest assured he would not factor in the decision. Guthrie walked four and allowed eight hits and eight runs -- five of them earned.

--1B Aubrey Huff committed his first error of the season, booting a ground ball in the three-run fifth. He also struck out twice in a 1-for-5 night.

--OF Felix Pie got his first pinch-hit opportunity with two outs in the ninth inning Friday and couldn't come through. His full-count, swinging strikeout against Boston closer Jonathan Papelbon dropped his season average to .208.


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.


RHP Jeremy Guthrie

RHP Koji Uehara

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

RHP Matt Albers

RHP Radhames Liz


Gregg Zaun

Chad Moeller


1B Aubrey Huff

2B Brian Roberts

SS Cesar Izturis

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 18, 2009

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