Orioles: Felix Pie absent

The only significant Orioles absence on the first day of full-squad workouts is newly acquired outfielder Felix Pie, who is the second O's player to have his arrival delayed by visa problems.

Pie was acquired to fill out what is expected to be one of the speediest outfields in the major leagues, so I guess you could see some irony in his slow arrival in camp. No word yet on the specific issue that is holding up his paperwork or when he might show up.

Manager Dave Trembley said this afternoon that he doesn't know when Pie will join the club, but indicated that it won't be a problem if he's only a few days late. Much more than a week is another story.

Infielder Jolbert Cabrera also did not make the first full-squad workout because he was delayed leaving home, but eventually did report today.

Pitcher Alfredo Simon has been delayed in the Dominican for the same reason and could still be a week away.

OK, now you can start with the jokes about how much I am going to miss Pie.

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