TAMPA, Fla. -- We're less than an hour from the first Grapefruit League game, but there was already baseball this morning back in Clearwater. And it wasn't pretty for Danys Baez.
Baez allowed five earned runs on five hits and a walk in two-thirds of an inning in a B game against Toronto. Mostly minor leaguers and non-roster players played in the game. The Blue Jays won, 8-1.
The righthander's roster spot is not viewed as tenuous right now, but a shaky spring can change things. He is owed $2.75 million in 2011 after a lost 2010 in which he had a 5.48 ERA in 51 games.
Some other pitching lines:
Brian Bass: 1.2 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, BB, 3 K
Dan Meyer: 0.2 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, BB, 2 K
Jose Contreras: 1.0 IP, BB, K
David Herndon: 1.1 IP, K
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