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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.

PLAYER NEWS:

--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.

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 18, 2009

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