The Baltimore Orioles made a few more moves yesterday, as the roster for Opening Day is close to being finalized. The biggest news out of the flurry of activity is that pitcher Tsuyoshi Wada will start the season on the disabled list. He says that he is fine and ready to go; however, although Wada had some soreness issues, the Orioles decided to make the move in order to get him stretched out further.
That is, in terms of getting his pitch counts up and getting some more work in.
As well, some other moves were made yesterday too. You can read them below.
The Orioles today announced that they have assigned RHP PAT NESHEK to minor league camp. Neshek appeared in 10 games and recorded one save for the Orioles this spring, allowing three hits over 9.0 scoreless innings. Neshek did not walk a batter and struck out eight.
The Orioles also announced that RHP ALFREDO SIMON has been claimed on waivers by the Cincinnati Reds. In four seasons with the Orioles, Simon was 8-12 with a 5.18 ERA (184.1IP, 106ER).
Additionally, OF JAI MILLER has cleared waivers and been outrighted to Triple-A Norfolk. Miller batted .233 (10-43) with two home runs and 10 RBI in 17 spring training games.
With these moves, the Orioles now have 27 active players remaining in camp and 38 players on the 40-man roster.