SARASOTA, Fla. - We got a late start this morning, but it’s been a busy one.
The Orioles made their first round of cuts, which included catcher Caleb Joseph, infielder Pedro Florimon and outfielder Tyler Henson. Catcher Adam Donachie sat at his locker in shorts and a t-shirt, so we’re assuming that he’s also heading to the minor league side.
The official list will be released later today.
Randy Winn and J.J. Hardy are changing places in the lineup. Hardy will lead off.
For the Orioles:
J.J. Hardy SS
Nick Markakis RF
Adam Jones CF
Vladimir Guerrero DH
Mark Reynolds 3B
Luke Scott 1B
Randy Winn LF
Matt Wieters C
Cesar Izturis 2B
Jeremy Guthrie RHP
First baseman Derrek Lee will take ground balls and lift weights again today. He hopes to swing a bat within the next two or three days. He still insists that he’s not concerned about his right wrist or his inability to play in a game.
Koji Uehara said through interpreter Jiwon Bang that his parents and in-laws are fine following the 8.9 earthquake in Japan. He’s only able to communicate with them via e-mails.
Uehara’s wife and son are in the U.S.
“This morning I heard about the news. My families are safe. Some of the friends I can’t get hold of at this moment,” he said.
More quotes are coming.