Some Monday morning notes
*No sign of Yovani Gallardo in the clubhouse just yet, but the newest Oriole is expected to be at the Ed Smith Stadium complex later today to get his physical.
*Mark Trumbo arrived a few days ago and said he hasn’t had a problem adjusting to his new team. With the additions made after Trumbo –most notably Chris Davis– the O’s lineup should be a serious display of power.
“I guess any time you have a lineup that stretches that deep, it creates real headaches for opposing pitchers,” said Trumbo, who was acquired from the Seattle Mariners over the winter. “I’ve talked to a few guys around the game, especially a few guys who play in the AL East, and I think already they say this team already is one of the toughest, if not the toughest to face.
“And then you see some more pieces come into play and it just becomes that much more difficult…especially the power component. It’s one thing to be good hitters. It’s another to have a constant threat to put balls in the seats up and down your lineup. You really have to tiptoe facing a team as deep as this one.”
*Pitcher Todd Redmond has reported after a whirlwind weekend that included the birth of his first child with wife, Leigh Anne, on Friday.
The couple who live on the other side of Florida, welcomed a baby boy named Wyatt and an understandably tired Redmond reported to start his camp several days later.
“[Wyatt] was actually due on this past Monday before Spring Training,” said Redmond, who laughed when a reporter mentioned how inconvenient the baby’s later arrival was.
“That’s what I said. I was like why don’t you just come Monday it will be whole lot easier for me,” Redmond joked. “We planned on inducing on Thursday and then the hospital was packed and they called my wife and said, ‘OK, you are coming in later instead of at noon.’ So it took a little longer. But everything went well and [we] got out of the hospital yesterday.”
Redmond, who came over to Sarasota last week to talk to manager Buck Showalter, will throw a bullpen later today.
*Today’s workout will be quick as the team is heading to a charity golf tournament, the 6th Annual OriolesREACH Birdland Golf Classic, benefiting the Miracle League of Manasota.