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Neal Huntington on Liriano, Morel, Irwin, Locke, Volquez, Bullpen

Neal Huntington on Liriano, Morel, Irwin, Locke, Volquez, Bullpen

Neal Huntington met with the media today, following the latest round of cuts from Major League camp. Here are the notes:

**Francisco Liriano is day-to-day, and continues to have a little tightness in his groin.

**Brent Morel will go to Indianapolis, where he will primarily play third base. He will also get some time at first base, and will get pre-game work at second base. Huntington said that he might get in-game playing time there if the pre-game work looks good.

"We should have depth at a number of spots that we feel good about down there," Huntington said.

**Phil Irwin's elbow is healthy enough for him to pitch. Huntington said that the team was just running out of innings in Major League camp, and that Irwin would go to minor league camp to get stretched out for the Indianapolis rotation.

"Watching him spin the breaking ball this Spring Training was fun to watch," Huntington said. "How aggressive he was able to spin it. The sharpness and the action that he had too. ...

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