Orioles spring training roster

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Pitchers

Player................Throws Ht. Wt. Born........... Roch Kubatko's skinny

John Bale..............L.......... 6-4...195... 5/22/74 ...Left-hander can fill many rolesif

........................................ ..............................................forearm is healthy.

Rick Bauer............ R..........6-6...212.....1/10/77......Solid candidate to fill out

........................................ ...............................................rotation despite 0-5 debut.

Steve Bechler.......R..........6-2....210....11/18/79.....Has emerged as one of team's

........................................ ................................................top 15 prospects.

Erik Bedard............L..........6-1.....180......3/6/79.......Perhaps only Richard Stahl is

........................................ ..............................................better pitching prospect.

Chris Brock...........R........... 6-0....185......2/5/70.......Winter meetings pickup

........................................ ........................................from Phillies could help in relief.

Sean Douglass.....R...........6-6.....198.....4/28/79......Will make a strong push for

........................................ .................................................fifth starter's job.

Travis Driskill........R...........6-0......185......8/1/71......Spent last season with

Astros'................................. ........................................Triple-A affiliate.

Eric DuBose...........L..........6-3......215......5/15/76.... Left-hander was Athletics'

........................................ ..................................................sandwich pick in '97 draft.

Scott Erickson......R...........6-4......230.......2/2/68.....From Tommy John surgery to

........................................ ...................................................staff ace in two years.

Kris Foster.............R.......... 6-1.......200......8/30/74.....A power arm who joins

........................................ ...................................................competition for closer's job.

Buddy Groom........L..........6-2........207......7/10/65....Seventy games are a given;

........................................ ..................................................could close some.

Pat Hentgen...........R..........6-2........195....11/13/68.....Key starter may miss '02

........................................ ...............................................after Tommy John surgery.

Jason Johnson.....R..........6-6........235....10/27/73.....Had a breakthrough year

........................................ ......................................................but winless after Aug. 6.

Jorge Julio.............R..........6-1.........190.......3/3/79...Fastball that tickles 100mph;

........................................ ...................................................closer-in-waiting.

Rodrigo Lopez......R..........6-1.........180.......12/14/75....Made six starts with the

........................................ ...........................................................Padres in 2000.

Calvin Maduro.......R..........6-0..........175.........9/5/74.....Veteran candidate for fifth

........................................ ........................................................starter's job.

Lee Marshall...........R...........6-5...... ...217.......9/25/76....Reliever had seven

........................................ ........................................saves,1.83 ERA in winter league.

Mike Paradis..........R...........6-3.........190........5/3/78.......1999 first-round pickwent

........................................ ................................................8-13 at Double-A Bowie.

John Parrish...........L.........5-11........ .165.......11/26/77......Inconsistent lefty has

........................................ .....................................bounced from rotation to bullpen.

Sidney Ponson.....R...........6-1...........225........11/2/76.....Patience running out on

........................................ .....................................No. 2 or 3 starter.

Matt Riley................L...........6-1.... .......205..........8/2/79......Ex-phenom starts over

........................................ .........................................after Tommy John surgery.

Luis Rivera.............R...........0-0...........163.........6/21/78..... May eventually crack

........................................ ....................................rotation if shoulder is healthy.

Willis Roberts........R............6-3......... .175.........6/19/75.......Demonstrative pitcher

........................................ ...........................................may close games by default.

Sean Runyan.........L...........6-3...........210.........6/21/74....... Left-hander appeared

........................................ ............................................in 88 games with Tigers in '98.

B.J. Ryan................L...........6-6..... .......230........12/28/75......Situational lefty

.....................................................................allowed three runs in last 30 games.

Jay Spurgeon.......R...........6-6.......... ..211..........7/5/76........Spent six days with

........................................ ....................................O's before dislocating left shoulder.

John Stephens......R..........6-1............ 200..........11/15/79.....Club's minor-league

........................................ ..................................................Pitcher of the Year at Bowie.

Josh Towers..........R...........6-1......... ..165.........2/26/77.......Eight wins as rookie

........................................ .......................................but only two after June 29.

Catchers

Player.....................B/T....Ht.....Wt......Born........Roch Kubatko's skinny

Brook Fordyce....R/R....6-0....190.....5/7/70.....Trying to hold starting job after

........................................ ............................................batting .209 with 19 RBIs.

Geronimo Gil........R/R....6-2....195.....8/7/75.....Trade-deadline pickup could

........................................ ...........................................displace Lunar on roster.

Fernando Lunar...R/R....6-1....190....5/25/77....Out of options, hecouldbe

........................................ ................................................moved in spring trade.

Izzy Molina............R/R......6-1....224......6/3/71....Former Athletics catcher

........................................ ...............................................provides minor-league depth.

Other position players

Player...................B/T..........Ht ..........Wt..........Born.........Roch Kubatko's skinny

Chad Allen..........R/R..........6-1........195........2/6/75......Ex-Twins outfielder comes................................... ...............................................................off knee injury.

Tony Batista.......R/R.........6-0.........205.......12/9/73.......Must handle pressure

........................................ .........................................................of replacing legend.

Larry Bigbie........L/L..........6-4.........1 90.......11/4/77........Triple-A likely for player

........................................ ...................................................rushed to majors last year.

Mike Bordick.......R/R........5-11........175.......7/21/65....Consistency at shortstop

........................................ .......................................................after shoulder surgery.

Howie Clark.........L/R........5-10.........195......2/13/74........Career minor-leaguer

........................................ .............................................returns; plays several positions.

Jeff Conine.........R/R..........6-1..........220......6/27/66......Team MVP and clubhouse

........................................ ..................................................wit could bat cleanup again.

Marty Cordova....R/R.........6-0..........206......7/10/69......Free-agent acquisition will

........................................ ........................................................play outfield corners.

Eddy Garabito.....S/R........ 5-8..........172.......12/2/78....Middle infielder namedtop

........................................ ...................................................rookie in Dominican League.

Luis Garcia..........R/R..........6-3........ .200......9/22/75.....Outfielder was stashed in

........................................ ...............................................Mexican League last year.

Jay Gibbons........L/L...........6-0........ 200.......3/2/77......15 homers as rookie

........................................ ...........................................before hand/wrist surgery.

Jerry Hairston......R/R........5-10........175......5/29/76.....Could lead off if able to

........................................ .................................................make necessary adjustments.

Jose Leon............R/R..........6-0.........175.......12/8/76.......Will remain Rochester's

........................................ ............................................third baseman but stock rising.

Domingo Martinez.....R/R.....6-2.......215........8/4/67........Listed at 34, he hasn't

........................................ ............................................played in U.S. since '96.

Luis Matos.................R/R.......6-0..... .179.......10/30/78.....Defensive whiz in center

........................................ ....................................................may need seasoning.

Ryan McGuire............L/L.......6-0.......2 15.......11/23/71.....Outfielder has played

........................................ ........................................parts of five seasons in majors.

Melvin Mora................R/R.......5-5......1 80...........2/2/72.......Will assume role of

........................................ ...............................................super-sub once finger heals.

Mike Moriarty..............R/R.......6-0..... ..195.........3/8/74.......Outfielder hit .243 with

........................................ .......................................13 homers at Triple-A Edmonton.

Tim Raines Jr.............R/R........5-10......185. ......8/31/79......Speedster got taste of

........................................ ............................................majors but is long shot to stay.

Chris Richard............L/L....... 6-2.......190......6/7/74....Shoulder surgery may keep

........................................ .......................................................him out until second half.

Brian Roberts...........S/R.........5-9......170......10/9/77.....Could push Hairston as

........................................ .........................................leadoff hitter/second baseman.

Ed Rogers.................R/R.........6-1.......150...... 8/10/81.....Great prospect, but hold

........................................ ............................................the A-Rod comparisons.

David Segui...............S/L.........6-1..... ...202.......7/19/66....Injury-riddled 2001 could

........................................ ..............................................make him full-time DH.

Chris Singleton.........L/L........6-2.........210.......8/15/72...... New Oriole takes over

........................................ ...............................................center, No. 2 spot in lineup.

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