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Right-hander Dylan Bundy, the Orioles’ top prospect, will continue the progression in his throwing program as he returns from right forearm and elbow stiffness that has sidelined him this spring.
Orioles manager Buck Showalter and infield coordinator Bobby Dickerson have made the Orioles baseball's most shift-happy team, a distinction Joe Maddon's Rays once held and a fact that might make Bill James cringe.
First baseman Travis Ishikawa, a big league veteran who was having a strong season at Triple-A Norfolk, filed his written request to exercise the “opt-out” clause in his minor league contract on Sunday morning, according to his representation.
The power? That blunt-force ability to lay wood to a baseball and propel it 400, 420, 450 feet? He had it even when he was a boy. Came from God, as far as he's concerned.
Manager Matt Merullo referred to his Aberdeen IronBirds roster as ¿floating¿ at Thursday¿s media day, as many recently drafter players were still coming to terms with the Orioles.
Orioles right-hander Jason Hammel, who returned to the club Sunday after two days away with a stomach virus, said he is doubtful he will be able to make his scheduled start Monday against the Tigers in Detroit.
If there is a lasting image from the Orioles' 5-4 loss to the Boston Red Sox on Saturday, it's pinch-runner Alexi Casilla standing at third base, arms spread wide, palms in the air, mouthing "What happened?"