The Baltimore Orioles will be getting an electronic letter from an old friend today, but it is not known whether they will answer it.
Free-agent pitcher Joe Price, who was released by the club in October, will be faxing the documentation of his latest medical examination, the results of which apparently differ from the one done under the supervision of the Orioles last month.
Price visited Drs. Mark Sontag and Arthur White in San Francisco three weeks ago for an independent examination. Sontag oversees the orthopedic care of the San Francisco 49ers. White performed back surgery on quarterback Joe Montana four years ago The report, which arrived in the mail while Price was on a golf vacation, indicates that he faces only a "mild" risk of further injury to his lower back.