Orioles: More on Liz
Pitcher Radhames Liz wanted to be a starter and the team definitely wanted him to win one of the jobs in the starting rotation this spring. If anyone doubts that, all you have to do is go back a week and a half and read this quote about Liz from Orioles manager Dave Trembley in a Mar. 6 story by Jeff Zrebiec in the Sun:
I think he could be a reliever down the road, but in our situation right now we're looking for a third, fourth and fifth starter. I would not rule out at some particular point in time that he would go in the bullpen, but right now what we're looking for is for him to start for us.
Otherwise, there would have been no reason for pitching coach Rick Kranitz to meet with Liz this morning and tell him he was being moved into the bullpen.