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SARASOTA, Fla. -- The remaining members of the Orioles 40-man roster are scheduled to report to Twin Lakes Park today and begin full-squad workouts tomorrow.

The pitchers and catchers have been in camp for five days, and a handful of position players already have joined them, but the workout schedule will pick up considerably during the next week.

"Everything has been going well," manager John Oates said, "but I'm anxious to see how the pitchers look when they are throwing to hitters."

Pitchers will begin throwing batting practice tomorrow. The club will play two intrasquad games next week before opening the Grapefruit League exhibition season on March 6.

The workout yesterday was cut short by a second day of heavy showers. The pitchers got most of their work in on the practice mounds, and the hitters worked out indoors. If the bad weather persists, the club may have the option of using the indoor facilities at the Chicago White Sox training camp.

* DUBOIS VISITS CAMP: Left-handed pitcher Brian DuBois was in camp yesterday to visit Orioles orthopedist Dr. Charles Silberstein, but he won't be throwing competitively any time soon.

DuBois apparently did too much too soon after undergoing a "Tommy John" tendon transplant a year ago and had to undergo surgery again in November to repair a tear in his elbow.

* SEGUI IN CAMP: David Segui, whose playing time also is affected by the Randy Milligan situation, reported yesterday. He played first base and leftfield last year, and probably will have to fit in wherever he can to get enough at-bats in 1992.

"He handled that very well last year," Oates said. "He'll play some first base and some left field. He'll also DH and pinch hit. He'll do a lot of things."

* PLAYER REP: Relief pitcher Todd Frohwirth doesn't want to be the Orioles player representative, but he has some nominations.

"I think it should be Mike Mussina," he said. "He's smart. Good looking. Went to Stanford. Or how about Mike Flanagan?"

Flanagan happened to be walking by at the time and quickly removed his name from consideration.

"Forget it," he said. "I'm having enough trouble representing myself."

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