Third baseman Miguel Tejada is out of the lineup today and probably not available to pinch-hit either. Orioles manager Dave Trembley said that his injury is not a groin strain, which is how it was initially classified. Instead, it's a strained hip adductor.
"I'll try to keep him out today and we'll see how he is tomorrow," Trembley said.
When told Tejada didn't think it was anything that would demand a disabled-list stint, Trembley said, "I would agree with that."
Trembley also said that Jim Johnson, who blew a one-run save opportunity on Saturday, will remain his closer.
"We have guys in the bullpen with not a whole lot of experience closing games at the Major League level," Trembley said. "Johnson is the one guy who has done it."
Trembley didn't think Johnson was overcome by the moment yesterday, but he did say, "Yesterday, he clearly overthrew," Trembley said. "I think he was trying to throw the ball through a wall."
Also, one quick correction from yesterday about the players only meeting. I'm being told that while several veterans spoke at it, it was reliever Mark Hendrickson who was the driving force behind calling the meeting. I initially had Kevin Millwood behind it. Sorry for the confusion.