Chris Archer has been tabbed to start Opening Day in place of Alex Cobb (forearm), but Cash is mulling the starters for the next two games because he is still looking at matchups in the next few series after Baltimore.
The team's Nos. 1 and 3 starters -
"Everything goes into lining up the rotation now," Cash said. "We're all trying to accommodate them as much as possible, because a lot of moving parts and stuff like that. I don't think anything is set in stone."
"I think this is the first time I went into the sixth inning of a spring training game in my career, so it was good," Odorizzi said. "I felt really good out there. Everything was being cooperative. So it was a good work day."
While the plans have yet to be finalized, it appears
“I have a lot of days between now and then that we can change the schedule. It’s not going to be that big of a deal,” Odorizzi said. “Realistically, regardless of Drew being down for a few weeks or not, I was still putting lofty goals for myself to go out and be better than I was last year. I think there’s plenty of room for improvement from last year to this year. Him being down doesn’t change the way I need to think about myself.
“I put a lot of pressure on myself at the beginning of the season last year and we all saw how that went. So I think that year of building and learning has really helped me turn a corner and going into this year I feel like a whole different type of person just going through a whole season. Coming back, knowing I have my spot, hair down a little bit, relax and at the same time I want to do a lot better than last year.”
"I thought today went really well, actually," Odorizzi said. "You never know how these things are going to go. But I thought overall, it was really beneficial, and I got to work on a lot of stuff that you wouldn't work on in a spring-training game. I think I threw eight first-pitch curveballs in a row, so that was something I wanted to work on today. And worked on a lot of cutters, too. So overall, it was a really good day."
Odorizzi believes he's on schedule this spring.
"Not behind, not ahead," Odorizzi said. "Today was a lot better than [against the Twins on Wednesday] just feel-wise and how everything was coming out. So I think I'm progressing how I need to be."
Odorizzi will likely open the season as the No. 3 starter.
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|2010||AFX-Wisconsin Timber Rat||7||3||3.45||23||20||0||0||1||120.0||99||52||46||7||9||40||135|
|2011||AFA-Wilmington Blue Rock||5||4||2.88||15||15||0||0||0||78.0||68||30||25||4||2||22||103|
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|2012||AAA-Omaha Storm Chasers||11||3||2.93||19||18||0||0||0||107.1||105||41||35||12||2||40||88|
|2012||AA-Northwest Arkansas N||4||2||3.32||7||7||0||0||0||38.0||27||15||14||2||0||10||47|
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