Moyer throws seven innings in Triple-A

Moyer throws seven innings in Triple-A

ATLANTA -- Left-hander Jamie Moyer made his second start for Triple-A Norfolk on Friday, allowing three runs in seven innings. The 49-year-old gave up seven hits and struck out seven batters.

The Orioles will likely decide whether or not to call up Moyer after his next start. For now, however, he is part of a rotation that has become more of a strength for the Orioles than in years past.

In addition to Moyer, the Orioles have left-hander Zach Britton and right-handers Chris Tillman, Miguel Gonzalez and Steve Johnson stashed in Triple-A should they need a starter.

"It's a whole different looking rotation than we've had in the past," Showalter said. "All five guys we would consider. That hasn't always been the case."

Soon the Orioles will also have left-hander Dontrelle Willis and right-hander Joel Pineiro back in Triple-A. Both are now in extended spring training, but are expected to rejoin Norfolk soon. Showalter said Norfolk may use a six-man rotation once Willis and Pineiro return.