Free agent acquisition Mike Gonzalez is on the mound in game action for the first time as a member of the Orioles and he's struggling with his control a bit. He gave up a bloop single to Pirates shortstop Ronny Cedeno to open the inning and walked Neil Walker before striking out John Raynor on a full-count pitch. He also gave up a run-scoring single to second baseman Aki Iwamura before working out of the jam.
"My arm felt great and I got out of it healthy, that's all you can ask for,'' Gonzalez said afterward.
He's was wild high throughout the inning and threw a lot of pitches, but said that is normal for him early in the spring.
"First outing,'' he said. "You're going to see wild high a few times. I'm just taking it a pitch at a time. It takes a little adjusting. That's why you throw 10 or 11 innings."