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• Tim Alderson had to wait a little longer than expected for his first Major League Spring Training. The 25- year-old right-hander was scheduled to fly out of Arizona and arrive Thursday night in Sarasota, via Charlotte. The middle leg of his trip, as it turned out, made that impossible.

"The snow kind of took care of that. I couldn't get out of Arizona," Alderson said Saturday morning upon reporting to Orioles camp -- after being re-routed through Texas on Friday. "It was quite the journey."

• Pitcher Alfredo Aceves and catcher Johnny Monell, meanwhile, still have not reported to camp due to weather- related travel delays. Showalter said he expects both players in camp Sunday and relayed that both "expressed how unhappy they are with the travel."

• Showalter noted that the battle for the backup catcher job will be decided solely based on who performs better defensively. The Orioles could look elsewhere for a second catcher if none of the candidates in camp fit well enough in that regard.

• Among the pitchers who did throw bullpen sessions Saturday were Tommy Hunter, Bud Norris, Darren O'Day, Evan Meek, Troy Patton, Ryan Webb, Brad Bach, Wei-Yin Chen, Alderson, Brock Huntzinger and T.J. McFarland. Showalter seemed particularly impressed with Huntzinger, who pitched this offseason in the Dominican Winter League for Aguilas Cibaenas.

Adam Berry is a reporter for Follow him on Twitter at @adamdberry.
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