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Baez to the Bullpen and Some Cuts

Danys Baez's bid to become a starting pitcher has come to an end. Manager Dave Trembley informed Baez that if he makes the team he would be a part of the bullpen.

Baez, who missed all of last season due to Tommy John surgery, hasn't started a game since 2002 when he went 10-11 for the Cleveland Indians.

Baez had hoped that by being guaranteed four days rest between appearances he'd be able to protect his repaired elbow. However, the issue this spring with Baez was not health it was effectiveness.

Baez's 0-1 record with a 5.54 ERA in four starts for the team really isn't that bad considering whom else is vying for spots in the rotation, but it certainly isn't good either.

While Baez is making a return to the Orioles' bullpen, three other projected relievers have been sent to Class AAA Norfolk as Bob McCrory, Kam Mickolio and Chris Waters have all been reassigned.

Waters had been part of the unlucky 37 hoping to be part of the Orioles' starting rotation but was placed into a relief role midway through the spring. Two other members of the initial pitching glut, Brad Hennessey and John Parrish, have been sent to minor league camps as both pitchers are dealing with injury.

By CJ Holley  |  March 25, 2009; 4:36 PM ET
Categories:  Orioles  
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