B-Rob Checks In, Clarifying those who checked out
Brian Roberts walked into the clubhouse this morning,
breakfast in tow, and assured reporters his back felt fine.
While manager Dave Trembley had mentioned the possibility of
Roberts getting some extra at-bats in either of the team’s Minor League games
going on this afternoon, Roberts said he wasn’t planning on any game action
Instead he took batting practice with the team pregame Saturday morning, and will play on Sunday in Dunedin.
Also to clarify on yesterday’s cuts, none of those 9 guys that
were reassigned were out of options. Matt Albers, Robert Andino, Jeremy Guthrie and
Felix Pie are the only players in camp who are out of options. Out of that
quartet, Albers is the only guy who is really fighting for a spot on the
Opening Day roster.
But he’s had a good spring and keep in mind the pending
status of Koji Uehara could open up a third right-handed spot in the O’s
bullpen. If that happens, I’d guess Albers, Kam Mickolio and Cla Meredith all
make the team.