More early arrivals

Robert Andino and Scott Moore checked into the team hotel last night and will report to camp today.

It's an interesting pairing, since Moore could be competing for Andino's utility job.

Moore underwent surgery on his right thumb after being shut down the second week of May. He appeared in 32 games with Triple-A Norfolk, batting .252 with seven homers and 21 RBIs.

Moore has impressed the Orioles in spring training. He got off to a sizzling start at Norfolk last year. The only issues have been roster space and that thumb, which he first injured in 2008.

I'll have more from...Moore...later this morning. We chatted briefly last night and he told me that he worked out with Brady Anderson in the Los Angeles area. They focused on Moore's conditioning, of course, but also his hitting.

Just lay off that high fastball with Cal Ripken on deck.

Anderson turned 46 last month, but Moore discovered that the former Orioles center fielder is faster than him and in better shape. He raved about those sessions and how much better he feels because of them.

We'll see if they give Moore an advantage in camp as he tries to make the club and stay off the disabled list.

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