The Orioles training camp has started and while nothing of news has really happened yet, I did find a couple of notes of interest that were written by Orioles Beat Reporter Roch Kubatko. Here is the link to his post: http://www.masnsports.com/school_of_roch/2012/02/more-positive-results-for-britton.html
Here are some of the key parts of the article:
- “Zach Britton said his flat-ground session went “really well” today, and he remains encouraged by the progress he’s making after being bothered again by inflammation in his left shoulder. Britton moved back to 100 feet today while making 60-70 throws. He also simulated his delivery on another 10-15 throws, also on flat ground. Britton said he’ll do the same thing Tuesday in his first back-to-back days of throwing.”
My Take: Good to hear, hopefully he is back to full health as soon as possible, but it’s more important to take your time with him so there are no setbacks.
- “Second baseman Brian Roberts continues to spend most of his time at the minor league complex at Twin Lakes Park, out of view of the media. He continues to work out there and is performing some baseball-related activities, but it’s hard to critique his progress when we haven’t seen him.”
My Take: Good to hear as well, I will be very interested to see how well he is able to do any of the drills, I don’t expect much out of him this year, but am definitely rooting for him to get healthy.
- “For everyone asking about Nick Johnson’s health, he looked fine fielding ground balls at first base. That’s all I’ve got. He didn’t arrive in a full body cast, if that’s what you’re worried about.”
My Take: Well that’s good, but not really big news.
- “Reliever Willie Eyre dropped about 20 pounds over the winter. He didn’t look heavy to me last season, but I guess he wanted to tone up.”
My Take: I don’t really care.
- “Third baseman Mark Reynolds is 17 pounds lighter than last spring.”
My Take: Good to hear, not sure that will help him strikeout less though, still good to see he had a good off-season.
- “The Orioles aren’t interested in Scott Kazmir, who threw for about 10 scouts on Friday”
My Take: I never expect the Orioles to actually sign somebody that I have actually heard of anyways.