Setting the staff

Baltimore manager Dave Trembley said Tuesday that Hayden Penn has been ruled out of consideration for the starting rotation, and he also said that the Orioles are now considering Brian Bass more as a reliever. So if you’re scoring at home, that leaves Alfredo Simon, Adam Eaton and Mark Hendrickson to likely flesh out the last three spots.

Trembley admitted that Simon is in, but he waffled a bit on Hendrickson Tuesday. He also said that barring an injury, Brad Bergesen is set to start the year at Triple-A Norfolk. Of course, the staff may change during the season, but for now, it appears to be set.


One comment

  1. strovel

    I still think the Orioles would have been better off giving Penn 7-8 starts in the regular season before jettisoning him. The only thing on Simon’s resume above A-ball that’s remotely positive is his 16 good innings this spring. He’s 5-17 at AAA. Maybe McPhail knows something about Penn’s makeup that we don’t. Spence?

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