Penn on trade
Here are a few comments from former Orioles pitcher Hayden Penn, who was as surprised as anyone when he was told today that he had been traded to the Florida Marlins for infielder Robert Andino.
His reaction: "Somebody wants me and I'm excited to go over there and pitch. I've had a good time here, made a lot of good friends over the years. I look forward to a new start. I really do. I think it'll be good for me. I'm excited somebody wants me and traded for me and hopefully I'll get that opportunity and pitch well."
How it feels to get traded: "It's part of the game, but when it happens to you for the first time, it's a shock."
Penn also said he's comfortable going to the Marlins because of the presence of pitching coach Mark Wiley, who was the Orioles' pitching coach during some of Penn's developmental years.