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O's Guthrie Takes a Pay Cut

Jeremy Guthrie and the Orioles agree to a new one-year deal that actually cuts the pitcher's salary. Guthrie takes a $120,000 pay cut, going from $770,000 to $650,000.

The move actually puts Guthrie more in line with what other players with similar service time are making as he had been above the scale due to the signing bonus he was given after being drafted by the Cleveland Indians.

"He's so much higher paid than the normal service time and it's a function of his signing bonus,'' said O's president of baseball operations Andy MacPhail.

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Thinning the Pitching Herd

Manager Dave Trembley has ruled out both Brad Hennessey and John Parrish as potential members of the starting rotation as both are nursing injuries.

"I already felt like they missed so much time that there was no way they were going to have the opportunity to break camp with us," Trembley said. "There's no sense of urgency now to get them out there. They're too far behind. We can't get them caught up by Opening Day."

Hennessey came out of his first spring training start early with soreness in his elbow while Parrish has been sidelined with an ailing shoulder.

On the flip side, Adam Eaton and Mark Hendrickson are expected to see some game action in the coming days. Hendrickson will play in an intrasquad game Thursday while Eaton will make a split-squad appearance Friday.

O's Lose Pitching Duel

Today, Danys Baez shined in a 2-0 loss to Minnesota, pitching four no-hit innings as he continues his bid to become a starting pitcher while coming off a season lost to surgery.

The only runs of the game came in the sixth inning as Hayden Penn gave up a two-run homer to Carlos Gomez.

The Twins nearly no-hit the Orioles (led by Francisco Liriano) but Matt Wieters knocked a single through the infield in the bottom of the ninth.

By CJ Holley  |  March 8, 2009; 5:09 PM ET
Categories:  Orioles , Twins  
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