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Orioles: Jones scratched with sore arm

The reason Felix Pie is starting in center field instead of DHing is because regular center fielder Adam Jones has been sidelined with soreness in his forearm. The club does not think it's a serious problem and it isn't clear whether it is related to his spectacular rolling catch on Wednesday.

Jones made a running catch in the exhibition opener against the Mets and did a somersault. He came up seemingly favoring his shoulder, but he told me after the game that he did not get shaken up on the play. However, he has been wearing an ice pack on his elbow the past few days.

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Koji update: Japanese pitcher Koji Uehara told the Japanese reporters that he will likely throw almost all fastballs and split-finger pitches in his first exhibition start. He may mix in a few of his other pitches, but wants to concentrate on the mainstays of his pitching repertoire.

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