1) A MRI on Orioles P Jorge Julio showed he has swelling of the flexor muscle in his right forearm and he might not be ready for Opening Day.
After 1.99 ERA/18 RSAA and 4.38 ERA/-1 RSAA seasons, Julio had a 4.57 ERA/2 RSAA in 65 games. He has a 3.64 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.54, and 20 RSAA in 214 games.
2) Position players report today for the Astros, A’s, Dodgers, Orioles, Padres and Phillies.
3) According to the San Francisco Chronicle, Giants 3B Edgardo Alfonzo asked to be traded during the offseason and the team tried to accommodate the request.
4) The Orioles claimed OF Matt Diaz off waivers from the Devil Rays.
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