While Jake Arrieta threw 4 2/3 scoreless innings for his second straight scoreless spring outing, Buck Showalter quickly pointed out that Arrieta had seven three-ball counts and threw just eight first-pitch strikes to the 19 batters he faced.
Rehabbing pitcher Tsuyoshi Wada threw another bullpen session on Wednesday morning and reported no problems with his repaired left elbow. He said throughhis interpreter that he¿s gradually getting stronger.
Jason Hammel, Wei-Yin Chen, Miguel Gonzalez, Darren O¿Day and Jim Johnson did not pitch through the first rotation of Grapefruit League games. Instead, they were scheduled to throw in a simulated game Tuesday morning at the Ed Smith Stadium complex while the team traveled to Bradenton for a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Under the bright Florida sun on Tuesday afternoon, Orioles outfielder Nolan Reimold took his first swings against a pitcher since last April. Left-hander Tsuyoshi Wada tested his surgically repaired left-elbow with a long-toss session that is part of a tedious throwing progression to strengthen his arm.
Orioles infielder Robert Andino made his first start Friday since being activated from the disabled list before Tuesday's game, playing third base in the team's series opener against the Tampa Bay Rays.