The Orioles and Marlins may be using the last Spring Training game at Fort Lauderdale Stadium as the backdrop for an intriguing trade. Rumors persist in and around the press box that Baltimore will deal Hayden Penn to Florida after the game for shortstop Robert Andino. Both Penn and Andino are out of options and redundant on their current teams.
Penn, who allowed six earned runs in his most recent start, was ruled out of the rotation picture and would’ve faced an uphill battle to make the club as a reliever. Andino, meanwhile, would provide some depth behind free agent acquisition Cesar Izturis. If the trade goes through, it would seem to clinch that the Orioles will begin the year with 12 pitchers.