Rest of Orioles to report to camp today

Orioles notes

February 26, 1992|By Peter Schmuck | Peter Schmuck,Staff Writer

SARASOTA, Fla. -- The remaining members of the Orioles 40-man roster are scheduled to report to Twin Lakes Park today and begin full-squad workouts tomorrow.

The pitchers and catchers have been in camp for five days, and a handful of position players already have joined them, but the workout schedule will pick up considerably during the next week.

"Everything has been going well," manager John Oates said, "but I'm anxious to see how the pitchers look when they are throwing to hitters."

Pitchers will begin throwing batting practice tomorrow. The club will play two intrasquad games next week before opening the Grapefruit League exhibition season on March 6.

The workout yesterday was cut short by a second day of heavy showers. The pitchers got most of their work in on the practice mounds, and the hitters worked out indoors. If the bad weather persists, the club may have the option of using the indoor facilities at the Chicago White Sox training camp.

"We called them yesterday and asked if we could work out over there," Oates said. "If we hadn't been able to do anything today, I was going to send the guys home and tell them to come back at 3 p.m."

DuBois visits camp

Left-handed pitcher Brian DuBois was in camp yesterday to visit Orioles orthopedist Dr. Charles Silberstein, but he won't be throwing competitively any time soon.

DuBois apparently did too much too soon after undergoing a "Tommy John" tendon transplant a year ago and had to undergo surgery again in November to repair a tear in his elbow.

"It looks like it's going to be another boring year of rehabilitation," said DuBois, who signed a Rochester Red Wings contract this season. "If all goes well, I should be able to pitch in the instructional league."

What about Horn?

There has been a lot of off-season attention directed at the plight of first baseman Randy Milligan, who is not happy with the prospect of sharing time in the designated hitter role. So, what does Sam Horn think about it.

He had 23 home runs and 61 RBI in just 317 at-bats last year, and still faces the prospect that his playing time will diminish because of the overcrowded first base position.

"I'm just going to do the best I can and wait for something to break for me," he said. "I feel I've been proving myself. I'll just wait to see what happens."

Oates has said that the competition among the club's LTC prospective designated hitters will determine who plays and how much.

Segui in camp

David Segui, whose playing time also is affected by the Milligan situation, reported yesterday. He played first base and left field last year, and probably will have to fit in wherever he can to get enough at-bats in 1992.

"He handled that very well last year," Oates said. "He'll play some first base and some left field. He'll also DH and pinch hit. He'll do a lot of things."

Player rep possibilities

Relief pitcher Todd Frohwirth doesn't want to be the Orioles player representative, but he has some nominations.

"I think it should be Mike Mussina," he said. "He's smart. Good looking. Went to Stanford. Or how about Mike Flanagan."

Flanagan happened to be walking by at the time and quickly removed his name from consideration.

"Forget it," he said. "I'm having enough trouble representing myself."

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