Closer Mike Gonzalez told Jeff Zrebiec this morning that he's feeling better and might pitch in tomorrow's exhibition game. He had to leave his last game early because of some back soreness.
Brian Roberts was back in camp this morning after returning last night from Baltimore, where he visited Hopkins back specialist Dr. Lee Riley. He will be sidelined at least a couple more days while he waits to see if the treatment he received relieves his lower back soreness. Roberts declined an interview request, probably because there isn't much more to say. He explained the situation to reporters before he left town on Sunday.
Felix Pie is going to start playing catch today and hit off a tee. He's been shut down with some soreness in his throwing shoulder.
Kevin Millwood and Jim Johnson are getting ready to pitch today's intrasquad game at 10:15 a.m. on the main field at the Ed Smith Complex. Millwood will start against highly regarded minor league prospect Zach Britton. I'll be staying back to watch it the seven-inning game, while Jeff Z and Dan Connolly travel to Fort Myers to cover the Grapefruit League game between the Orioles and Minnesota Twins at Hammond Stadium. Here's the lineup for that game:
Robert Andino SS Justin Turner 2B Nolan Reimold DH Luke Scott LF Lou Montanez RF Scott Moore 1B Josh Bell 3B Chad Moeller C Jeff Salazar CF
David Hernandez RHP