Spring Training quick hits

*The team’s first full squad workout went off without a hitch today and manager Buck Showalter’s inspirational movie event drew raves in the clubhouse. The film featured snippets from movies like Any Given Sunday and Miracle, and Derrek Lee said he got goosebumps and felt ready to fight Mike Tyson afterward. I’ll have more clubhouse reax on the team activity up on Orioles.com later on.

*About half of the team’s pitchers threw with hitters in the box (not swinging just tracking) while the other half will throw tomorrow. The plan is for live batting practice to begin on Wednesday.

*Vladimir Guerrero and Nick Markakis were among those who took some BP hacks for the first time at Ed Smith Stadium, with Guerrero’s launching a ball over the deepest part of the field, in center. 

*Brad Bergesen will start the team’s first Spring Training game (at the Pirates on Monday) with Chris Tillman to follow. They will each go two or three innings depending on pitch count.



Thanks for the info. I was at the workout today and got sunburned! Beautiful day. Come over to the fan area sometime. I was there for an hour or so and you never walked by. Buck was his serious self and all business. Last year at least Trembly walked and talked among us. Doubt Buck will do that.

I usually am easily visible from the fan area. I must have been in the clubhouse- feel free to give me a holler if you see me out on the fields. — Britt

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