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Baltimore Orioles Roster Report 2009-05-01

Baltimore Orioles Roster Report 2009-05-01
With 3B Melvin Mora's return to the active roster, the Orioles decided to slice into the pitching staff. 3B Matt Albers was optioned to Class AAA Norfolk, leaving Baltimore with a 12-man pitching staff. The team decided against demoting LF Lou Montanez or trying to pass LF Felix Pie through waivers.


--LHP Rich Hill (sore left elbow) allowed two runs on one hit and a walk while striking out four in 3 1/3 innings Wednesday during a rehab appearance for Class AAA Norfolk (Va.). He threw 63 pitches. Hill will throw again Monday, with the goal of increasing his pitch count toward 100.

--C Gregg Zaun returns to Toronto, where he spent the last five years, in the midst of a hefty slump. Zaun is batting .111 (6-for-54), including a 3-for-43 stretch since opening the season 3-for-11 with three doubles.

--C Matt Wieters will not be recalled just because C Gregg Zaun is struggling. Manager Dave Trembley said of his top prospect: "I think the Wieters thing is a separate entity all to itself. I don't think the decision on Wieters has anything to do with what Zaun does or doesn't do."


OF/INF Ryan Freel (head) went on the 15-day disabled list April 21 after being hit in the head by a pickoff throw the previous day. He will start a rehab assignment with Class A Delmarva on May 1.

RHP Alfredo Simon (sore right elbow) went on the 15-day disabled list April 15. He will have season-ending Tommy John surgery.

LHP Rich Hill (left elbow soreness) went on the 15-day disabled list March 29. He began a rehab assignment with Class A Frederick on April 24.


RHP Jeremy Guthrie

RHP Koji Uehara

LHP Mark Hendrickson

RHP Adam Eaton

RHP Brad Bergeson


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

INF/OF Ty Wigginton

INF Robert Andino


LF Felix Pie

CF Adam Jones

RF Nick Markakis

DH Luke Scott

OF Lou Montanez

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Added: May 1, 2009

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