Who said camp has been slow?
The Orioles acquired veteran catcher Alberto Castillo from the Boston Red Sox today for outfielder Corey Keylor, their minor league Player of the Year in 2006.
As if that wasn't enough, and it probably wasn't, they also optioned pitcher Sean Tracey to Triple-A Norfolk, and reassigned outfielder Jon Knott and catcher Eli Whiteside to minor league camp.
Seven other non-roster players were reassigned, but will stay with the team through the exhibition schedule so the Orioles aren't caught short-handed: infielders Mike Cervenak, Terry Tiffee and Cesar Crespo, catcher J.R. House, outfielder Ruddy Yan and pitchers Andy Mitchell and Steve Green.
Steve Trachsel blamed high winds for an ineffective curveball today. He allowed two runs and nine hits in six innings. He left with a 3-2 lead, but Brian Burres gave up two runs in the seventh. Chad Bradford allowed a run in the eighth, and the Florida Marlins won, 5-3.