Manager Sam Perlozzo doesn't sound very optimistic about Jay Payton avoiding the disabled list. It's also apparent that a good defensive outfielder is now a higher priority for the bench.
Asked which guys rate as the best defensive outfielders among the remaining candidates in camp, Perlozzo singled out Adam Stern and Freddie Bynum.
Donald Fehr, executive director of the player association, confirmed today that the next World Baseball Classic will take place in March 2009.
The Orioles worked out 6-foot-7 left-hander Luis Martinez, who was cut by the Washington Nationals this spring.
The pitching-desperate Washington Nationals.
Martinez has thrown twice on the side the last two days. He lives in Fort Lauderdale and is visiting camps in the area, looking for a job. He turned down an offer to pitch in Japan because he thought he could make the Nationals' roster.
The Orioles should make a decision on Martinez within the next few days.