A few post game notes

A few items following the Orioles’ and Rays’ 7-7 tie this afternoon..(which you can read more about on Orioles.com.)

*Taylor Teagarden had a CT scan on his back on Tuesday, and manager Buck Showalter confirmed the backup catcher will “be out for a while”. Teagarden visited a specialist on Tuesday to discuss treatment options after having an MRI performed on the area on Monday. Showalter said earlier on Tuesday that surgery wasn’t an option that was being discussed, although the team plans to have a clearer picture of Teagarden’s timeline in the next few days.

Ronnie Paulino, who played in his first game today at DH, is considered third on the catch depth chart but he’s rising quick. Paulino missed half of camp with visa issues, and that he could be the team’s backup catcher –depending on Teagarden’s health — speaks to the organization’s lack of depth.

*Nick Markakis, who will make his spring debut at DH tommorow, is slated to make his first start in right field on March 20.

*Showalter mentioned yesterday and again today that Ryan Flaherty is a fill-in 1B option.  Flaherty, the Orioles’ Rule-5 pick, will get work there in some upcoming spring games. He’s had a nice spring so far, particularly on the offensive side, including a game-tying two-run homer in the ninth inning today.

*Reliever Willie Eyre left the team before batting practice on Tuesday to tend to his three-year-old daughter, Lily, who his wife found in the pool. Lily was taken to a local hospital and X-rays came back negative. She is recovering well.


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Guess the Orioles should have held on to Tatum. However, at least they scored some runs today.

Kids are quick need to keep them away from the pool without an adult. Take the pool down or drain it. Hope she recovers well. Our prayers are with you.

How bout them pitchers so far. All you negative Nellies. Keep pitching great and the bats will come right behind. Play some defense and attack the other teams in the AL East. Win it all attitude is the only way you have a chance. Kick some AL East butt. The heck with the experts. They don’t play. You do. Just win Baby!!!! O’s4ever

Mlbblogsmikesoos, I admire your extremely irrational fandom. Grit and determination beats talent every time! I hate this team. Matusz, Tillman, and Arrieta will continue to be terrible. Britton will probably become terrible this year and Bundy will look great in the minors. He will only become terrible when he joins the big league club.

This is supposed to be a secret – lack of depth at catcher? Except for Matt Weiters, the Orioles haven’t had good depth here for as long as I can remember. If they did, we would have never seen guys like Earl Williams, Ramon Hernandez, Mickey Tettleton, Gerenamo Gil and an assortment of others brought in from outside the organization to catch. If Teagarden can’t start the season, let Paulino start out backing up Wieters – we could do worse. How many games will the backup play anyway – maybe 20-25??

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