SARASOTA, Fla. - Korean pitcher Suk-min Yoon arrived in the clubhouse this morning, a big smile on his face, and shook hands with catcher Matt Wieters before unpacking his bag at his locker.
Yoon is sitting in between catcher Johnny Monell and pitcher Alfredo Aceves.
Two members of the Korean media have camped out in front of Yoon’s locker, basically staring at his every move. Yoon seems to be used to the attention.
Pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez is taking his physical today at the Ed Smith Stadium complex after signing autographs for fans at the front gate. Don’t expect an announcement on his signing before Wednesday.
Infielder Alex Gonzalez and outfielder Xavier Paul reported to camp. We still haven’t seen infielder Michael Almanzar and outfielder Francisco Peguero.
Miguel Gonzalez will play catch again today, but he won’t have a bullpen session until Wednesday or Thursday.
“It all depends what they want,” he said. “There’s no rush with that.”
Gonzalez no longer is bothered by back spasms, but the Orioles are being cautious.
“I’m fresh now. It feels a lot better,” he said.
“There’s no need to hurry up and get on a mound again. I already threw five bullpens. I’m not worried about that.”