Adam Eaton has been signed by the Orioles in an all gain, no loss deal. It’s minor league contract. If he makes the team’s Opening Day roster, Baltimore owe him only the minimum of $400,000, leaving the Phillies responsible for the rest. If Eaton pitches well, great, the O’s get a descent pitcher for next to nothing. If he follows the route he did with the Phillies they can cut him loose at no cost.
Here’s some recaps from the last two days of action:
2/28- The Phillies won their first game of the spring with a 12-5 thumping of the Rays in front of a national television audience and 10,270 folks at Bright House Field; the highest attendance in the stadium’s five year history. Pat Burrell was the only projected Rays’ regular season starter to start the game. Kyle Kendrick went 2.2 allowing four hits, and an earned run on a homerun. The Phillies earned Kendrick the win on three first inning homeruns (from Howard, Cairo, and Mayberry) and a Ronny Paulino homerun later in the game. Mike Koplove and Clay Condrey each threw a scoreless inning in relief.
3/1- Phillies’ non-roster invitee Marcus Giles had two hits and two stolen bases against the Braves, his former team. Giles aided a four-run sixth-inning with a bloop double against Jeff Ridgway and led the Phils to their second win.
Brett Myers allowed two earned runs and three hits. Chan Ho Park allowed one run and four hits in three innings.
A look now at our updated Battle for Number 5 chart: