Orioles manager Buck Showalter leaves for spring training in Sarasota, Fla. today, a week before pitchers and catchers report on Feb. 12. Expect everything to be set up exactly to Showalter's liking by that date. He ignores no detail, especially when it comes to the team's spring training set up.
Right-hander Joel Pineiro will undergo surgery Tuesday for a slap tear in his labrum. Doctors will also look at Pineiro¿s rotator cuff while performing surgery, according to Orioles manager Buck Showalter.
Orioles outfielder Nolan Reimold is seeing a second cervical specialist today in Baltimore for another opinion on his neck problems ¿ a suggestion made by the first specialist, Dr. Lee Riley, whom Reimold saw in the last few days.
Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis, who had surgery June 1 for a broken hamate bone in his right wrist, said he is listening to medical orders and will not swing a bat until he gets back to Baltimore on Friday, which will mark the three-week mark.
The Orioles have traded minor-league left-hander Cole McCurry to the Braves, reportedly for cash. McCurry was 0-7 with a 6.10 ERA in 51 2/3 innings this season, mostly at Double-A Norfolk, but had joined Triple-A Norfolk to work two outing in relief. Six days ago, when the Orioles added 49-year-old left-hander Jamie Moyer to Norfolk¿s roster, McCurry was assigned to short-season Class-A Aberdeen.
Orioles outfielder Endy Chavez, his strained right hamstring still sore after pulling up lame rounding first base last night, is out of the lineup for tonight's game against the Pirates and is currently day-to-day. Chavez said he didn't believe he would have been able to play tonight but said he didn't think the injury would force him onto the disabled list for the second time this season. He spent 19 days on the disabled last month with an oblique strain.
Just more than two hours from the scheduled game time from tonight's Orioles game against the Yankees, the tarp is on the infield here at Camden Yards and the rain is still coming down, a bad omen for getting tonight's game in.
The Orioles have signed 33-year-old right-hander Joel Pineiro to a minor league deal. He reported today to the club¿s extended spring complex in Sarasota, Fla., where he will work out with club trainers until he is ready to pitch in games ¿ likely beginning at Triple-A Norfolk.