ORIOLES CAMP ROSTER

THE BALTIMORE SUN

PITCHERS

Rick Bauer

Throws: Right

Height, weight: 6-6, 208

Born: Jan. 10, 1977

Skinny: Can handle a variety of roles in bullpen.

Steve Bechler

Throws: Right

Height, weight: 6-2, 239

Born: Nov. 18, 1979

Skinny: Starter will be only a phone call away at Ottawa.

Rigo Beltran

Throws: Left

Height, weight: 5-11, 200

Born: May 18, 1968

Skinny: Former Phillie spent 2002 in Japanese Central League.

Daniel Cabrera

Throws: Right

Height, weight: 6-7, 208

Born: May 28, 1981

Skinny: Brought some serious heat at Rookie-level Bluefield.

Darwin Cubillan

Throws: Right

Height, weight: 6-2, 170

Born: Nov. 15, 1974

Skinny: Has major-league experience with Expos; knows Ottawa well.

Omar Daal

Throws: Left

Height, weight: 6-3; 204

Born: Feb. 23, 1972

Skinny: First lefty in rotation with regular duty since Jimmy Key in '98.

Sean Douglass

Throws: Right

Height, weight: 6-6, 198

Born: April 28, 1979

Skinny: Winless in eight starts with the Orioles last season.

Travis Driskill

Throws: Right

Height, weight: 6-0, 225

Born: Aug. 1, 1971

Skinny: Made 19 starts last season but future is in relief.

Mike Drumright

Throws: Right

Height, weight: 6-4, 210

Born: April 19, 1974

Skinny: Was 5-7 with 3.46 ERA in Triple-A.

Eric DuBose

Throws: Left

Height, weight: 6-3, 231

Born: May 15, 1976

Skinny: Could stick if the Orioles keep three lefties in bullpen.

Scott Erickson

Throws: Right

Height, weight: 6-4, 227

Born: Feb. 2, 1968

Skinny: Status uncertain because of tear in labrum in right shoulder.

Rendy Espina

Throws: Left

Height, weight: 6-0, 180

Born: May 11, 1978

Skinny: An 8.69 ERA got him released at Triple-A Syracuse.

Mike Garcia

Throws: Right

Height, weight: 6-2, 220

Born: May 11, 1968

Skinny: Pitched in the Mexican League last year.

Buddy Groom

Throws: Left

Height, weight: 6-2, 201

Born: July, 10 1965

Skinny: Going for eighth straight year with 70 or more appearances.

Rick Helling

Throws: Right

Height, weight: 6-3, 220

Born: Dec. 15, 1970

Skinny: Former 20-game winner may find Camden Yards too confining.

Pat Hentgen

Throws: Right

Height, weight: 6-2, 202

Born: Nov. 13, 1968

Skinny: Quick healer made four starts after Tommy John surgery in 2001.

Jason Johnson

Throws: Right

Height, weight: 6-6, 219

Born: Oct. 27, 1973

Skinny: Losses in double digits for three consecutive seasons.

Jorge Julio

Throws: Right

Height, weight: 6-1, 215

Born: March 3, 1979

Skinny: His 25 saves were two short of Gregg Olson's club rookie record.

Kerry Ligtenberg

Throws: Right

Height, weight: 6-2, 215

Born: May 11, 1971

Skinny: Setup man signed as free agent; can close if needed.

Rodrigo Lopez

Throws: Right

Height, weight: 6-1, 188

Born: Dec. 14, 1975

Skinny: Runner-up for AL Rookie of the Year after going 15-9.

Mike Mohler

Throws: Left

Height, weight: 6-2, 208

Born: July 26, 1968

Skinny: Posted a 2.76 ERA in 49 innings in Triple-A.

Mike Paradis

Throws: Right

Height, weight: 6-3, 190

Born: May 3, 1978

Skinny: 1999 No. 1 draft pick was 8-13, 5.64 ERA in Double-A.

Rafael Pina

Throws: Right

Height, weight: 6-1, 170

Born: Aug. 16, 1971

Skinny: Was 6-5, 3.49 ERA and team-leading 10 saves in Triple-A.

Sidney Ponson

Throws: Right

Height, weight: 6-1, 237

Born: Nov. 2, 1976

Skinny: Approaching free agency without a winning season in majors.

Bill Pulsipher

Throws: Left

Height, weight: 6-3, 200

Born: Oct. 9, 1973

Skinny: One-time Mets phenom didn't pitch in majors last year.

Fernando Rijo

Throws: Right

Height, weight: 5-11, 155

Born: Nov. 15, 1977

Skinny: Was 8-8, 3.74 at Double-A Jacksonville last season.

Matt Riley

Throws: Left

Height, weight: 6-1, 201

Born: Aug. 2, 1979

Skinny: Went 4-10, 6.34 ERA in Double-A after Tommy John surgery in 2000.

Todd Rizzo

Throws: Left

Height, weight: 6-2, 220

Born: May 24, 1971

Skinny: Got spring invitation after pitching in independent Atlantic League.

Willis Roberts

Throws: Right

Height, weight: 6-3, 242

Born: June 19, 1975

Skinny: Hyperactive setup man had 1.96 ERA in late July before falling off.

Juan Rosario

Throws: Right

Height, weight: 6-4, 219

Born: Nov. 17, 1975

Skinny: Spent most of last season in Double-A; two Triple-A appearances.

B.J. Ryan

Throws: Left

Height, weight: 6-6, 244

Born: Dec. 28, 1975

Skinny: Allowed runs in seven of 34 appearances after June 30 (2.48 ERA).

John Stephens

Throws: Right

Height, weight: 6-1, 204

Born: Nov. 15, 1979

Skinny: Australian is a long shot to capture the fifth starter's job.

CATCHERS

Brook Fordyce

Bats/throws: R/R

Height, weight: 6-0, 195

Born: May 7, 1970

Skinny: Began the year 1-for-31 through his first 13 games.

Geronimo Gil

Bats/throws: R/R

Height, weight: 6-2, 228

Born: Aug. 7, 1975

Skinny: Threw out 36.3 percent of base stealers, second best in AL.

Steve Lomasney

Bats/throws: R/R

Height, weight: 6-0, 195

Born: Aug. 29, 1977

Skinny: Played in Red Sox system last year, mostly Double-A.

Carlos Mendez

Bats/throws: R/R

Height, weight: 6-0, 208

Born: Jan. 11, 1974

Skinny: Could become system's top catcher; .324 at Triple-A Sacramento.

Izzy Molina

Bats/throws: R/R

Height, weight: 6-1, 200

Born: June 3, 1971

Skinny: On Orioles' roster for two weeks in May; went 1-for-3 in only game.

Eli Whiteside

Bats/throws: R/R

Height, weight: 6-2, 203

Born: Sept. 22, 1979

Skinny: Carolina League All-Star before promotion to Double-A.

OTHER POSITION PLAYERS

Tony Batista

Position: 3B

Bats/throws: R/R

Height, weight: 6-0, 208

Born: Dec. 9, 1973

Skinny: Lone All-Star rep led team in homers (31) and RBIs (87).

Larry Bigbie

Position: OF

Bats/throws: L/R

Height, weight: 6-4, 202

Born: Nov. 4, 1977

Skinny: Likely to begin at Triple-A but will reach majors again.

Raymond Cabrera

Position: OF

Bats/throws: R/R

Height, weight: 6-3, 223

Born: Nov. 10, 1978

Skinny: Batted .276 in 61 games at Double-A.

Jeff Conine

Position: 1B/OF

Bats/throws: R/R

Height, weight: 6-1, 219

Born: June 27, 1966

Skinny: Team MVP in 2001 missed 45 games with hamstring injury.

Marty Cordova

Position: OF

Bats/throws: R/R

Height, weight: 6-0, 207

Born: July 10, 1969

Skinny: Left fielder hit only one homer after Aug. 19.

Deivi Cruz

Position: SS

Bats/throws: R/R

Height, weight: 6-0, 184

Born: Nov. 6, 1972

Skinny: Mike Bordick's replacement had lower on-base average.

Eddy Garabito

Position: IF

Bats/throws: S/R

Height, weight: 5-8, 172

Born: Dec. 2, 1976

Skinny: Fingers are crossed that he gets out of Dominican this spring.

Jay Gibbons

Position: OF/1B

Bats/throws: L/L

Height, weight: 6-0, 190

Born: March 2, 1977

Skinny: Should exceed 30 homers if wrist pain doesn't return.

Jerry Hairston

Position: 2B

Bats/throws: R/R

Height, weight: 5-10, 179

Born: May 29, 1976

Skinny: Led team with .291 average after the All-Star break.

Jose Leon

Position: 3B

Bats/throws: R/R

Height, weight: 6-0, 213

Born: Dec. 8, 1976

Skinny: Split last season between Triple-A and the majors.

Luis Matos

Position: OF

Bats/throws: R/R

Height, weight: 6-0, 203

Born: Oct. 30, 1978

Skinny: Once center fielder of future, he was injured last two springs.

Gary Matthews

Position: OF

Bats/throws: S/R

Height, weight: 6-3, 210

Born: Aug. 25, 1974

Skinny: Showed enough in 2002 to warrant starting role this season.

Darnell McDonald

Position: OF

Bats/throws: R/R

Height, weight: 5-11, 210

Born: Nov. 17, 1978

Skinny: Regained prospect status at Triple-A (.289) and Double-A (.292).

Melvin Mora

Position: OF/IF

Bats/throws: R/R

Height, weight: 5-11, 198

Born: Feb. 2, 1974

Skinny: After career-high 19 homers, might settle for super-sub role.

Tim Raines Jr.

Position: OF

Bats/throws: R/R

Height, weight: 5-10, 183

Born: Aug. 31, 1979

Skinny: Cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A.

Jeff Reboulet

Position: IF

Bats/throws: R/R

Height, weight: 6-0, 175

Born: April 30, 1964

Skinny: Returns to organization while trying to secure utility job.

Chris Richard

Position: OF/1B

Bats/throws: L/L

Height, weight: 6-2, 202

Born: June 7, 1974

Skinny: Missed first four months after off-season shoulder surgery.

Brian Rios

Position: IF

Bats/throws: R/R

Height, weight: 6-3, 190

Born: July 25, 1974

Skinny: Batted .263 in 262 at-bats at Triple-A Toledo.

Brian Roberts

Position: IF

Bats/throws: S/R

Height, weight: 5-9, 174

Born: Oct. 9, 1977

Skinny: Will try to pressure Hairston for starting job at second base.

Ed Rogers

Position: SS

Bats/throws: R/R

Height, weight: 6-1, 172

Born: Aug. 29, 1978

Skinny: Birth certificate maturing faster than his skills.

David Segui

Position: 1B

Bats/throws: S/L

Height, weight: 6-1, 220

Born: July 19, 1966

Skinny: Has spent much of past two seasons on the disabled list.

B.J. Surhoff

Position: OF

Bats/throws: L/R

Height, weight: 6-1, 200

Born: Aug. 4, 1964

Skinny: Had knee surgery in May, but club convinced he's healthy.

John Valentin

Position: IF

Bats/throws: R/R

Height, weight: 6-0, 185

Born: Feb. 18, 1967

Skinny: Will battle Reboulet for utility job; still has some pop.

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