Europe welcomes the Orioles back from spring training.
Lou Montanez has drastically outplayed Felix Pie in spring training, but he has almost no shot of making the Orioles roster for Opening Day.
With four scoreless innings against the Nats, right-hander Alfredo Simon is now in the running to join the Orioles starting rotation.
Japanese pitcher Koji Uehara was getting treatment this morning for what the Japanese reporters are saying is a slight hamstring strain, though the extent of it is not clear. The 33-year-old right-hander did not pitch well in yesterday's game against the New York Mets and left the mound after only two innings, but apparently relayed to the Japanese media that his so-so performance was not the result of anything other than the reasons he gave after the game.