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Today marked the last Grapefruit league game for the club.
The Orioles lost 8-5 against the Tampa Bay Rays.
Their final spring training record is 11-13-6.
- JJ Hardy went 2-3 with 2 Solo HR.
- Nick Markakis went 1-3 with a Solo HR.
- Nick Johnson went 2-3 with a Solo HR.
- Wei-Yin Chen pitched 5 innings with 6 H, 7 R (3 ER), 0 K, 2 BB allowed. He also gave up 3 HR. He threw 84 pitches, 52 for strikes.
- Zach Phillips pitched a perfect inning
- Kevin Gregg pitched an inning with 1 H, 1 R, 0 K, 1 BB allowed. He gave up a Solo HR.
- Stu Pomeranz pitched 2 innings with 2 H, 0 R, 1 K, 0 BB allowed.
- Tommy Hunter pitched 5 1/3 innings today in a minor league game. He allowed 6 H, 3 R (2 ER), 5 K, 2 BB in 90 pitches, according to MASN’s Roch Kubatko.
- Matt Lindstrom faced four AAA batters today. He induced 2 K, 1 ground ball and 1 fly ball. There was no pain in his right leg, according to Kubatko.
- Alfredo Simon was supposed to pitch in a minor league game today but the Orioles held him out of it, according to Kubatko. He speculates it could have something to do with him being on waivers.
- Showalter said he may name the opening day starter on Tuesday, and that there are 2 candidates, according to Kubatko.
- Tony LaRussa was in Orioles camp today, according to MLB.com’s Brittany Ghiroli.
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