Orioles: Quick hits

Club officials are optimistic that the Felix Pie visa situation will be rectified in the next day or two, perhaps allowing him to join the team in time for the start of the exhibition season. Still no word on when the Alfredo Simon situation will shake out.

Japanese pitcher Koji Uehara threw 52 pitches during his batting practice session today, which drew one of the smaller contingents of Japanese media. Matt Wieters was behind the plate. The hitters were Lou Monatez, Scott Moore and Oscar Salazar.

Former Oriole Phil Bradley is in camp with the contingent from the Major League Baseball Players Association, which will brief the players on union business in a little more than an hour. MLPBA executive director Donald Fehr has not arrived in camp, but should be here very shortly.

Hall of Fame manager Tom Lasorda will be at the Orioles facility tomorrow at 11 a.m. to hold a news conference about the World Baseball Classic.

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