First baseman Derrek Lee said that his right wrist is getting better, but he still didn't sound or look like a guy who will get into a Grapefruit League game within the next couple of days.
"It's just a process. It's unexpected. It's a process I've never been through," he said. "I thought once my thumb was fine, I was in the clear. Even this morning the doctor was like, 'Yeah, this is just part of it.' You kind of have a weak hand and you start doing activities, this is going to happen."
Infielder Cesar Izturis was scratched from today's lineup after he turned his left ankle while sliding back into first base in Fort Myers. Izturis was getting treatment on his ankle and had it wrapped. He doesn't believe it's anything serious and he'll miss any extended time.
Reliever Koji Uehara hasn't thrown since he had a cortisone shot in his right elbow Friday. Asked about his status, Uehara said through his interpreter, "There's no big change." Uehara said originally that he should be able to resume throwing within a week. He said this morning that remains a possibility.
And finally, the Orioles still haven't put out their lineup for today's game against the Phillies. They will be sending to the mound several of their main pitchers, including Justin Duchscherer, Brian Matusz, Michael Gonzalez and Jim Johnson.
Shane Victorino, CF
Placido Polanco, 3B
Jimmy Rollins, SS
Ryan Howard, 1B
Raul Ibanez, LF
Ben Francisco, RF
John Mayberry Jr., DH
Carlos Ruiz, C
Josh Barfield, 2B
Cole Hamels, SP
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