Brian Matusz is celebrating his 27th birthday today. Two days from now, he’ll report to his sixth Orioles training camp.
Buck Showalter is such a resourceful manager that he’s often take it for granted. After Jim Johnson was traded, he surely heard, “Oh Buck, don’t worry, you’ll figure it out.”
Jim Johnson is gone. Francisco Rodriguez is, too. Troy Patton will be missing for the season’s first month.
How close are the Orioles to having the 25 players they’ll take north? I’d say pretty close.