"I'm happy and ready to go," he said. "I was scared because they took my passport like that, but yesterday they gave it to me. I'm happy to be here and play baseball.
"I was traded, so I wanted to be here early, but I don't know what happened. I'm here now and I'll forget the past. I'm ready to play."
Pie hasn't been playing left field in the Dominican, but he doesn't expect the shift from center to be an issue.
"That's OK. I think I'll be fine over there," he said.
He'll be ecstatic if he can establish himself as a full-time player in the majors, something that didn't happen in Chicago.
"I'm getting an opportunity to play every day for the Orioles," he said. "I'll be ready for that. I'm going to play hard and show everybody I can do it."
At least he was playing in the Dominican.
Outside of the usual suspects like Wieters, Jones and Tillman/Arrieta/Matusz, I'm probably most excited about watching the progression of Felix Pie. I was never that high on Olson, even during his minor league career, and I loved this move as Pie still has a decent ceiling.
Trembley didn't sound all too pleased when he said this,
"The factors are that he's a guy that we've counted on to get into camp and work with Crow (hitting coach Terry Crowley), plus he's out of options," Trembley said. "It's getting to the point where it's important for him to get here. We're going to start playing games and I want to get him acclimated to his new teammates and coaching staff. I would concur that I'll feel a whole lot better when he gets here."
but Felix still has ample time to get things on track.