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April 1, 2009

MacPhail confirms 12-man staff

Andy MacPhail met with reporters moments ago and confirmed that the Orioles have made the decision to go with a 12-man pitching staff to accommodate the acquisition of infielder Robert Andino.

MacPhail also revealed that veteran Chris Gomez, when informed of the deal, went immediately to manager Dave Trembley, thanked him for the opportunity this spring, and essentially released himself. Gomez and Jolbert Cabrera were competing for a job that -- until today -- might not have even existed, so neither could have been surprised at not making the team.

Posted by Peter Schmuck at 1:20 PM | | Comments (1)
Categories: Just baseball


Well Gomez is a classy player. Glad to hear they got Robert Andino for someone they would have had to hope clear waivers. Interesting that we are going to 12 instead of 13 pitchers. That is good.

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