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.
Programming Note: Friday's Spring Training game between the Orioles and Nationals will be broadcast on MASN, MLB Network, and MLB.tv. Game time is 1:05 eastern.
Outfielders Justin Christian and Nolan Reimold both contributed two-run home runs to the Baltimore effort, and Reimold returned later to dump a two-run single. Christian, Reimold and Brian Roberts all drew walks in the fifth inning, and Scott Moore drilled a three-run homer in the sixth.
Danys Baez made his long-awaited return to the mound Thursday and retired the first two batters he faced, but then he walked three straight batters and allowed a two-run single. Matt Albers faced the minimum amount of batters in two innings, and Chris Ray retired the side on nine pitches.