We can work it out

Manager Dave Trembley met with reporters a few minutes ago and indicated that he’ll reveal his opening lineup after the workout.

That’s what happens when you ask nicely.

If Nolan Reimold plays first base this season, it will happen “way down the road,” according to Trembley.

“We’re just kicking the tires on that,” he said, adding that first base would be another way to get Reimold’s bat in the lineup. It also shows how much Felix Pie has progressed in the eyes of the organization.

I’ll have more on this topic in my next entry.

Brad Bergesen allowed one hit and threw about 58 pitches in five innings in yesterday’s intrasquad game in Sarasota, which mostly involved players from the minor leaguer camp.

“I felt good,” Bergesen said. “I worked on some things, sequencing, that you can’t normally work on in a major league spring training game, like throwing two or three two-seamers in a row.”

Trembley is glad that Michael Aubrey remains in the organization.

“It gives us insurance at Triple-A,” Trembley said. “He needs to stay healthy. He needs to stay off the disabled list. But he was a good player at Triple-A and I’m glad he cleared (waivers). He’s a nice player to have in the organzation.”

Uniform numbers:
Julio Lugo 2
Craig Tatum 15
David Hernandez 29

Today is Andy MacPhail’s 57th birthday.

Party like a rock star.

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