SARASOTA, Fla. -- Manager Frank Robinson has named right-hander Ben McDonald the starting pitcher for the Baltimore Orioles' regular-season opener against the Chicago White Sox, but he apparently hasn't told McDonald yet.
"If that's true, that would be great," McDonald said. "It's hard to believe he has made up his mind already. I still think it will depend on how I throw this spring."
But Robinson confirmed a published report that he had decided on McDonald, saying that his performance in the second half of 1990 established him as the ace of the staff.