Pitcher, Adam Eaton, who the Orioles signed close to the end of spring training has reached the end of his leash as the O's finally decided to release him. Eaton was having a dismal 2009, going 2-5 with an 8.57 ERA. He was prone to big innings as well as being unable to go deep in to most of the games he had started.
In the corresponding roster move, Dave Trembley called up Matt Albers, who will be working out of the bullpen for the Orioles. The one question that remains is who will be taking over the rotation slot vacated by Eaton's departure. The Orioles already moved Mark Hendrickson to the bullpen.
Options for the rotation spot are down in the minor leagues, as Brad Bergeson was the first Orioles young arm to be given the call this season. Time will tell who will fill in for Eaton and if Trembley decides to use a 13-man pitching staff. In my opinion, the young arms we have slated for our future need more seasoning and it would be irresponsible to call any of them up in this situation. The free agent market posesses some arms such as Paul Byrd, Pedro Martinez, and Ben Sheets, who is healing from injury.