Orioles: Ray ready for anything
Reliever Chris Ray is very happy with the progress he's made since undergoing Tommy John elbow reconstruction surgery, but he's not getting ahead of himself. He said yesterday he has no problem with manager Dave Trembley's projection that George Sherrill will be the primary closer when the season begins.
"I haven't really talked to him about that, but I would assume so,'' he said. "I'm just trying to get in shape and get in some big league games. I haven't played in a year and a half, so obviously you're not going to go on what I did before. You've got to go out now and do it."
Ray said he's excited about the possibility of both he and Sherrill being healthy enough so Trembley can go to one of them if a potential game-saving situation arises in the seventh or eighth inning.
"Any time you have options like that -- as far as who can close -- I don't think it's ever a bad thing. I've got as much faith in Sherrill as everyone else."