If you have tickets to tomorrow's exhibition game in Columbus, you'll see everyone, including players who were reassigned but allowed to travel through Saturday. It's not like there's anyplace else for these guys to go. They won't go ahead and they won't stay behind.
Players are packing up their belongings and breaking camp tomorrow morning. And they seem happy to leave Florida behind.
I guess all of this sunshine can get old after awhile. Or maybe it's the 72 games against the Marlins and Cardinals.
Paul Bako will catch tomorrow, Ramon Hernandez on Friday and both of them on Saturday.
Steve Trachsel and Adam Loewen will pitch Saturday at RFK Stadium. Two starters were going to have to share a game, and this is it.
Manager Sam Perlozzo expects bench coach Tom Trebelhorn to be in the Orioles' dugout for the opener. There were serious questions earlier in camp whether Trebelhorn would remain home with his wife.
Perlozzo would like to get four innings out of Erik Bedard today in a cool-down start, as they call it in the business.
The trade for Alberto Castillo signals to me that the Orioles haven't changed their opinion of Eli Whiteside, once regarded as a prospect. And that J.R. House will be used in a utility role at Triple-A Norfolk. He'll do some catching, according to team executive Jim Duquette, but he'll also play first. And we've seen him at third base here.
Whiteside, Paul Bako and Ryan Hubele made the trip to Viera today. So did Nick Markakis, Freddie Bynum, Chris Gomez and Jason Dubois.
The pitchers: Rob Bell, Tim Kester, Jon Leicester, Nick McCurdy, Jim Miller and Andy Mitchell.
Adam Stern says Mike Cervenak also contracted food poisoning, at the same place where Stern ate.
It's within walking distance of the team hotel. It's a chain. And it's a menace.
But I always loved the margaritas. Rocks with salt.