Orioles Camp Roster

Spring Training 2004

February 20, 2004|By Roch Kubatko

PITCHERS

Kurt Ainsworth, RHP

Born: Sept. 9, 1978.

Height: 6-3. Weight: 192.

Skinny: With shoulder healed, could be No. 2 starter.

Rick Bauer, RHP

Born: Jan. 10, 1977.

Height: 6-6. Weight: 218.

Skinny: Multi-purpose reliever still aspires to start.

Denny Bautista, RHP

Born: Oct. 23, 1982.

Height: 6-5. Weight: 170.

Skinny: Jewel of Jeff Conine trade likely headed to Double-A Bowie.

Erik Bedard, LHP

Born: March 6, 1979.

Height: 6-1. Weight: 191.

Skinny: Former No. 1 pitching prospect made fast recovery from 2002 ligament-replacement surgery.

Daniel Cabrera, RHP

Born: May 28, 1981.

Height: 6-7. Weight: 220.

Skinny: Was 0-7 at Single-A Delmarva before posting 2.96 ERA in last 11 starts.

David Crouthers, RHP

Born: Dec. 18, 1979.

Height: 6-3. Weight: 203.

Skinny: His 11 wins between Single-A Frederick and Bowie ranked second in organization.

Darwin Cubillan, RHP

Born: Nov. 15, 1974.

Height: 6-2. Weight: 177.

Skinny: Spring invite led International League with 66 appearances and Triple-A Ottawa with 20 saves.

Omar Daal, LHP

Born: Feb. 23, 1972.

Height: 6-3. Weight: 193.

Skinny: Trying to reclaim rotation spot after spending more than two months on disabled list.

Mike DeJean, RHP

Born: Sept. 28, 1970.

Height: 6-2. Weight: 220.

Skinny: Signed for right-handed setup role but also can close; has 52 career saves in seven years.

Eric DuBose, LHP

Born: May 15, 1976.

Height: 6-3. Weight: 233.

Skinny: Converted to starter last spring, he's expected to settle into rotation this season.

Brian Forystek, LHP

Born: Oct. 30, 1978.

Height: 6-1. Weight: 177.

Skinny: Added to 40-man roster after going 9-9 with 3.39 ERA and 103 strikeouts at Bowie; could advance to Ottawa.

Buddy Groom, LHP

Born: July 10, 1965.

Height: 6-2.. Weight: 201.

Skinny: ERA jumped from 1.60 to 5.36, and streak of 70 or more appearances ended at seven years.

Ryan Hannaman, LHP

Born: Aug. 28, 1981.

Height: 6-3. Weight: 200.

Skinny: Went 1-3 with 3.79 ERA in five starts at Frederick after coming over in Sidney Ponson trade.

Jorge Julio, RHP

Born: March 3, 1979.

Height: 6-1.. Weight: 223.

Skinny: Was 36-for-44 in saves last year; left Venezuelan Winter League because of weakened shoulder.

Adam Loewen, LHP

Born: April 9, 1984.

Height: 6-6. Weight: 230.

Skinny: Top prospect had 2.70 ERA in seven starts with short-season Aberdeen; on fast track to majors.

Rodrigo Lopez, RHP

Born: Dec. 14, 1975.

Height: 6-1. Weight: 187.

Skinny: Last year's Opening Day starter fighting to stay in rotation.

John Maine, RHP

Born: May 8, 1981.

Height: 6-4. Weight: 190.

Skinny: Given spring invite after being named organization's Minor League Pitcher of the Year; 185 strikeouts led minors.

John Parrish, LHP

Born: Nov. 26, 1977.

Height: 5-11.. Weight: 175.

Skinny: No longer bouncing from rotation to bullpen, he'll pitch in middle and late relief.

Sidney Ponson, RHP

Born: Nov. 2, 1976.

Height: 6-1. Weight: 249.

Skinny: Returns to organization as favorite to start on Opening Day after winning 17 games last year.

Rob Ramsay, LHP

Born: Dec. 3, 1973.

Height: 6-5. Weight: 215.

Skinny: Reliever with Seattle Mariners in 1999 and 2000; had baseball-sized brain tumor removed in 2002.

Matt Riley, LHP

Born: Aug. 2, 1979.

Height: 6-1. Weight: 207.

Skinny: With career revived, he's a serious candidate to fill back end of rotation.

Eddy Rodriguez, RHP

Born: Aug. 8, 1981.

Height: 6-1. Weight: 194.

Skinny: Saved 13 games at Bowie and tied for Eastern League lead with 56 appearances; bound for Ottawa.

B.J. Ryan, LHP

Born: Dec. 28, 1975.

Height: 6-6. Weight: 247.

Skinny: Tied club record with 76 relief appearances in 2003; became primary left-handed setup man.

John Stephens, RHP

Born: Nov. 15, 1979.

Height: 6-1. Weight: 212.

Skinny: Soft tosser was fourth in International League with 132 strikeouts, but is long shot to crack Orioles' rotation.

CATCHERS

Raul Casanova

Born: Aug. 23, 1972.

Bats/throws: S/R.

Height: 6-0. Weight: 221

Skinny: Spring invite returned to organization last summer and hit .295 in 27 games at Ottawa.

Geronimo Gil

Born: Aug. 7, 1975.

Bats/throws: R/R.

Height: 6-2. Weight: 227.

Skinny: Went from starter to minors last year because of defensive lapses and weak bat.

Bill Haselman

Born: May 25, 1966.

Bats/throws: R/R.

Height: 6-3. Weight: 220.

Skinny: Spring invite has chance to back up Javy Lopez after spending most of last year at Triple-A Pawtucket.

Javy Lopez

Born: Nov. 5, 1970.

Bats/throws: R/R.

Height: 6-3. Weight: 215.

Skinny: Signed to three-year, $22.5 million deal to solve the team's catching woes.

Robert Machado

Born: June 3, 1973.

Bats/throws: R/R.

Height: 6-1. Weight: 210.

Skinny: Back as spring invite after initially declining assignment to Ottawa in fall.

Keith Osik

Born: Oct. 22, 1968.

Bats/throws: R/R.

Height: 6-0. Weight: 200.

Skinny: Vying for backup job after appearing in 80 games with Milwaukee Brewers last season.

OTHER POSITION PLAYERS

Jose Bautista, IF

Born: Oct. 19, 1980.

Bats/throws: R/R.

Height: 6-0. Weight: 193.

Skinny: Rule 5 third baseman must stay all season or be offered back to Pittsburgh Pirates; also can play outfield.

Clay Bellinger, IF/OF

Born: Nov. 18, 1968.

Bats/throws: R/R.

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