Spring Training quick hits

A few notes from today’s workout…

*Given the winds the team moved the batting practice to a different field. Several cars windshields were hit and the strong gusts of wind were causing even lightly hit balls to sail over the fence.

*The O’s have penciled in an intrasquad game for Sunday at 1 p.m. on either the main field or the practice field that has Camden Yards’ dimensions.

*Luis Lebron threw off flat ground today and continues to progress back from Tommy John surgery. He won’t appear in a Spring Training game.

*Manager Buck Showalter has been impressed by Rule 5 pick Adrian Rosario.
“I can see why Milwaukee liked him and why we would take a chance with him this spring,” Showalter said of Rosario, a right-handed power pitcher.  “He’s got a good arm, good delivery, good body. I’ve been really surprised at his English. His English is good, pretty good.”

*Showalter will be using Jason Berken as a reliever and the hope is he’s a guy that will be able to go multiple innings. Jim Johnson and Michael Gonzalez are also guys that the Orioles would like to be able to get more than three outs at a time since it would greatly increase Showalter’s options.

*Craig Tatum’s arm was a little sore and Showalter said he’d probably give the catchers a day off from throwing on Wednesday.

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