SARASOTA, Fla. - Yovani Gallardo hasn’t completed his physical and couldn’t take the field for today’s workout at the Ed Smith Stadium complex.
A team official said there’s “more work to do,” including diagnostic testing.
The Orioles appeared set to announce Gallardo’s signing this afternoon, but those plans apparently changed after reviewing his MRI and further tests were ordered. In the meantime, his three-year, $35 million deal isn’t official beyond the sides reaching an agreement.
Gallardo flew into Sarasota yesterday and started the physical. The team hoped to have it done this afternoon and wanted to set up his locker.
The Orioles were confident in Gallardo’s health history as they negotiated the deal. The sides reached agreement over the weekend.
The first full-squad workout will be held on Wednesday. Chris Davis took the field this morning and participated in drills.
Former major leaguer Hee-Seop Choi, who would like to get into coaching, visits O’s camp at the Ed Smith Stadium complex.
Former Oriole Brady Anderson, now a club executive, demonstrates proper technique during a running drill.
Chris Davis plays catch with Ryan Flaherty during a workout.
Pitcher Odrisamer Despaigne heads to his next drill at Orioles camp.