Day off for Orioles
The Fort Lauderdale spring training complex will be shuttered for much of today. The Orioles are taking St. Patrick's Day as one of their offdays during this WBC-extended spring training. The only baseball activity going on at camp today is a short workout by pitcher Rich Hill, who will throw a bullpen session and test his breaking pitches.
That makes this a great day to fill out bracket sheets and get my silk shirt collection dry cleaned. I'll also be putting together a column on the Orioles pitching issues for Wednesday's print and Web editions, but I'll pop in a couple of times to take a look at the news of the day.
There will be one Oriole active today. Brian Roberts will play for Team USA tonight in an elimination game against Puerto Rico at 7 p.m. in Miami. If all does not go well, he and Jeremy Guthrie could be back in camp tomorrow. If all goes well, Guthrie will make his second WBC appearance tomorrow night.