SARASOTA, Fla. -- Despite taking a three-run lead into the seventh inning, the
had their second 10-inning tie of the season, a 7-7 draw with the
at Ed Smith Stadium.
A few post-game notes:
-- Orioles manager
said today was a tough day for the club. Righthander
left the team before batting practice today because his 3-year-old daughter, Lily, was found in a swimming pool. She was rushed to a local hospital, where
were performed, and is doing OK, but it was definitely a scary situation. Showalter said she had visited the clubhouse yesterday.
, who is scheduled to make his first spring start Wednesday against the
as a designated hitter, is slated to play his first game in right field Tuesday against the
at home. For more on Markakis' return, click
-- The cryptic news is not good on catcher
. He was scheduled to have a CT scan on his ailing lower back this afternoon, that after an
on Monday and X-rays earlier. He's going to miss some time, but it's unclear how much. Showalter said he's not worried that Teagarden won't be ready for Opening Day.
's arrival -- albeit three weeks late -- very important. Paulino was at DH Tuesday and singled in his first at-bat. Showalter said Paulino isn't yet in good shape but said, "We're going to push him hard," the next few days. With Teagarden's injury, they might have to.
-- For the second straight day, Showalter said that utility man Ryan Flaherty will see time at first base this spring. Flaherty, battling for a super-utility spot with Matt Antonelli and Steve Tolleson, has played shortstop, third base and second base.
"We’ll see," Flaherty said. "I’m just moving all over the place, everywhere in the field. That’s what I want to do. Wherever they want me to play, I will go play. Doesn’t matter."
Flaherty's bat has been impressive. He hit a game-tying two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth.