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Dave Trembley opened his pregame news briefing with an update on Dennis Sarfate's angiogram, which revealed no serious reason for the numbness and apparent circulation issue in his pitching hand.

"He's going to rest for a week and no throwing for a month,'' Trembley said. "It's not career threatening. It's not life-threatening. I had to go in and talk to (trainer) Richie Bancells to get the information straight. It's a stretch injury in his middle finger."

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Trembley confirmed what we've all been thinking for the past couple of days. The Orioles will make an announcement very soon about Ryan Freel's status. He's expected to be moved off the roster and rumors have been circulating about a possible trade for Cubs outfielder Joey Gathright.

Dave also confirmed that Chad Moeller has become the personal catcher for Jeremy Guthrie, apparently at Guthrie's request, but would not rule out matching Guthrie up with Gregg Zaun if need be.

"The last time Guthrie pitched, he threw a complete game, so I'm catching (Moeller) tonight,'' Trembley said. "I don't think there is a problem between (Guthrie and Zaun), but if I can do anything to make the situation more comfortable for the guy on the mound, I'll try to do that."

He would not speculate on how Alex Rodriguez might be feeling upon his return from the disabled list tonight and tried to keep the conversation focused on the baseball side of the A-Rod story.

"They certainly don't need any help, but they are getting a lot of it,'' Trembley said. "We'll have to pitch better. It will be a challenge for us. We'll need to be at the top of our game. We need to pitch well."

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