Roster cuts

Caleb Joseph, Miguel Abreu, Blake Davis, Matt Angle, Luis Bernardo and Michel Hernandez have been assigned to the minor league camp. They'll report on Tuesday, which means they'll simply walk to the opposite clubhouse.

You don't get sent down anymore. You get sent over.

Hernandez can't play anyway because of a fractured right index finger.

Brian Roberts took regular batting practice from the left and right side today "with no problems," manager Dave Trembley said.

Asked if there's a timetable for Roberts to start playing, Trembley replied, "Let's get him going next week."

David Hernandez was slated to throw 75 pitches in today's minor league game in Sarasota. Jason Berken and Mark Hendrickson are on a 50-pitch count.

Meanwhile, the start of today's game in Clearwater is expected to be delayed about an hour because of rain.


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