Orioles: Trembley's strange lineup
O's manager Dave Trembley light-heartedly bristled at questions before the game about his lineup, which only included three regulars -- Adam Jones, Luke Scott and Gregg Zaun.
"We want to see the new guys play,'' he said. "It’s a long spring training. For me, it’s important that Izturis and Roberts and Mora and Huff get in a lot of fundamental work in the back and they bond, getting to know each other, working on the little things that are going to be a big part of our game – infield defense, bunting, baserunning, a lot of the fundamentals."
He said the loss of infielders Melvin Mora and Cesar Izturis also has impacted his plans for the lineup early in the exhibition season..
"We’re losing Mora and Izturis on the first, so as much practice time as I can give those guys is to our benefit,'' he said. "I think you’ll see that when we’re all playing the game, they’ll be playing at the same time. That will be the set – Huff, Roberts, Izturis and Mora. You’ll probably see that tomorrow."