Olson again throws for Regan, who sees progress in reliever


ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Former Orioles reliever Gregg Olson threw again yesterday for manager Phil Regan, who said that Olson has made great improvement since working out for the Orioles in January.

Olson plans to throw for other teams, but is expected to return to St. Petersburg for at least one more session before making a decision.

"I'm sure we'll see him again," Regan said.

'Regans' beat 'Foleys'

In the first intrasquad game at Al Lang Stadium yesterday, played before a crowd generously estimated at 500, Regan's team defeated the group managed by Triple-A skipper Marv Foley, 5-1.

Shortstop Jeff Huson had two hits, including a two-run triple in the third inning. Kevin McGehee threw three shutout innings, and left-hander John Shea pitched two strong innings of relief.

Regan said he liked what he saw of Frank Seminara, who pitched two good innings before coming apart and allowing four runs in the third.

Around the horn

Left-hander Ted Higuera, impressive on Saturday, will pitch again today for Regan and pitching coach Mike Flanagan. . . . Forty-five players appeared at the Orioles' tryout camp in Sarasota on Saturday, and one signed a contract -- Jon Robertson, a 22-year-old catcher who hits left-handed. Robertson, a graduate of Westminster College (Mo.), was recommended to the Orioles by his coach, former Orioles outfielder Phil Bradley. . . . Orioles media relations guru Spiro Alafassos was pressed into emergency duty, running the

scoreboard and announcing the lineups on the public address system.

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