FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Before Tuesday’s game, the
After Monday’s injury to designated hitter
That means that when whittling down the mix of reserve players, players who can play first base as well as outfield have a better chance of making the team, because Betemit could have served as a backup first baseman.
That bodes well for players like
Ford had a solid spring, going 15-for-37 for a .405 batting average with three doubles, two homers and six RBIs in 17 games.
Also of note as the Orioles' final road minor league game gets underway:
--The Orioles are still uncertain whether to place right-hander
With both Tillman and Johnson ailing, it sets up available spots for both
-- Showalter said if Rule 5 pick T.J. McFarland makes the team out of camp it will be as a reliever who can pitch multiple innings.
-- Relievers Jim Johnson and Darren O'Day will be pitching at the minor league complex today so they can pitch on back to back days.