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Baltimore Orioles Roster Report 2009-05-02


Baltimore Orioles Roster Report 2009-05-02
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.

PLAYER NEWS:

--RHP Dennis Sarfate left the game in the seventh inning with an apparent injury. The middle reliever hit Jose Bautista with a pitch, bringing a warning following an Adam Lind home run, and left with training staff flexing his right hand. Manager Dave Trembley deemed it a "circulation problem in his middle finger" in a post-game interview on MASN.

--RF Nick Markakis tied his career-best by extending his hitting streak to 17 games with a two-run home run to right field. Markakis has reached base in a big league-best 32 straight games dating back to last season.

--LHP Jamie Walker was fined an undisclosed amount for his comments criticizing home plate umpire Angel Hernandez Tuesday night. Walker questioned the motives behind Hernandez's balk call, suggesting Hernandez "had money betting on the game."

--C Gregg Zaun broke out of a 3-for-43 slump with a double in the second inning. It was Zaun's fifth double of the season in his first trip back to Toronto, where he spent the past five seasons. He finished 2-for-4.

--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 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."

MEDICAL WATCH:

RHP Dennis Sarfate (right middle finger) left the May 1 with what manager Dave Trembley termed a "circulation problem".

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 was expected 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.

ROTATION:

RHP Jeremy Guthrie

RHP Koji Uehara

LHP Mark Hendrickson

RHP Adam Eaton

RHP Brad Bergeson

BULLPEN:

LHP George Sherrill (closer)

RHP Chris Ray

RHP Jim Johnson

RHP Dennis Sarfate

LHP Jamie Walker

RHP Danys Baez

RHP Brian Bass

CATCHERS:

Gregg Zaun

Chad Moeller

INFIELDERS:

1B Aubrey Huff

2B Brian Roberts

SS Cesar Izturis

3B Melvin Mora

INF/OF Ty Wigginton

INF Robert Andino

OUTFIELDERS:

LF Felix Pie

CF Adam Jones

RF Nick Markakis

DH Luke Scott

OF Lou Montanez


Author:Fox Sports
Author's Website:http://www.foxsports.com
Added: May 2, 2009

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