Orioles: Postgame Dave
Dave Trembley didn't have much to say about Jeremy Guthrie's performance rocky performance this spring, except that it's time to look ahead instead of back.
"Spring training is over,'' Trembley said. "For him, we’ll turn the page and get him ready for opening day."
Trembley had more to say about newly acquired infielder Robert Andino and the decision to go with a 12-man pitching staff:
"He gives us insurance in the middle for Roberts and Izturis. He’s a good player. Young player, good player...Izturis is a very valuable player on our team and so is Roberts. There is a day off on Tuesday and then there’s another one and then we play 13 in a row and then I guess, 17 after that. I think it’s good to be able to cover for both of those guys and it’s good to have some options. Obviously what this does, it really puts it on the starting pitchers. The starting pitchers are going to have to go deep in the games or when they get behind, they may have to go out there and eat up some more innings. We know what the limits are with the guys in the bullpen."
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