A few notes
EDIT- As a few people have pointed out, Guthrie wasn’t on the original autograph list, so he there won’t be any further changes.
*Orioles pitcher Jeremy Guthrie tweeted this morning that he will be unable to attend Saturday’s FanFest due to a “family commitment”. Guthrie joins second baseman Brian Roberts as the latest veteran who will be missing at the annual event.
*A reminder that the deadline to apply for the Orioles open PA announcer job is Jan. 26. The organization has recieved more than 300 entries to date.
*It’s been a slow offseason news-wise, but hearing that Jake Arrieta is on track to be ready for Spring Training has to be some relief for Orioles fans. Arrieta, who had a bone spur removed from his right elbow, has started throwing bullpen this week and said his primary goal is to make it deep into every game this season and post a 200-inning 2012. It’s been written a million times before, but having Arrieta and some of the O’s other young arms, step up this season would go a long, long way toward the organization’s future success. The full story is up here.
*The Astros designated former Orioles backup catcher Craig Tatum for assignment yesterday.