Orioles trade Penn
The Orioles have completed a trade that sends Hayden Penn across the field to the Florida Marlins in exchange for infielder Robert Andino. Since Andino also is out of options, it may be fair to presume that he is going to make the 25-man roster, which means the Orioles brass may have decided against going with a 13-man pitching staff on Opening Day.
Andino is a slick-fielding 24-year-old infielder who makes the Orioles roster younger and shores up the infield depth so the club does not have to overplay starting shortstop Cesar Izturis. The deal almost certainly means the O's will release veteran utilityman Chris Gomez and either release or outright Jolbert Cabrera, probably later today.