The Orioles successfully returned their three players from World Baseball Classic rosters — Brian Roberts from Team USA and Melvin Mora and Cesar Izturis from Venezuela — on Tuesday, swelling their clubhouse and allowing them to return to business as usual.
Roberts reported to camp but then went home to fight off the vestiges of a cold, but all three wayward players are expected to play again as Orioles on Thursday. When asked if he had missed his teammates while he was gone, Mora got off a funny quip.
“Not really,” he said. “I don’t want to get up early in the morning and eat the fake eggs that they have here.”