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Orioles' Duchscherer looks 'free and easy' in first bullpen session

Oft-injured pitcher experiences no complications, says he's 'ahead of where I usually am'

February 15, 2011|By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun

"I've actually heard enough about it, OK?" Showalter said when asked about Gonzalez and his problems last year. "He's got a good look in his eye. [He] feels good where he is physically compared to last year. I'm not going to dwell on whose fault it might have been. Let's move forward and build on the two good months he had for us. It could all change in one outing, but so far, so good. He felt really good today out there. He could be quite a weapon for us."

Around the horn

Reliever Luis Lebron, who had Tommy John ligament-reconstruction surgery last May, threw about 30 pitches from off the mound for the first time since having surgery. … All Orioles pitchers in camp, except the rehabilitating Brandon Erbe (McDonogh) have thrown at least one bullpen session. … Catcher Matt Wieters became the first player to hit a home run over the right-field fence on Field Four, the revamped field with the same dimensions as Camden Yards. … Snyder, Brian Roberts, Matt Angle, Tyler Henson and Brendan Harris were among the early arrivals who took batting practice. … The Orioles announced that they entered into a two-year agreement with Red Zebra Broadcasting to broadcast their games on AM radio stations ESPN 980 and SportsTalk570.

jeff.zrebiec@baltsun.com

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