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Starter Alex Cobb's Orioles debut could come as early as April 9

The Orioles have plotted out a schedule for newly signed right-hander Alex Cobb that would project him making his first major league start as early as April 9 against the Toronto Blue Jays at Camden Yards.

Cobb, 30, is scheduled to throw a three-inning simulated game Sunday at the Ed Smith Stadium main field in which the plan is for him to simulate an entire spring training game-day routine.

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Rule 5 pick Pedro Araujo goes from low minors to Orioles' Opening Day roster

The Orioles plucked right-hander Pedro Araujo from the Chicago Cubs in December’s Rule 5 draft, one of three pitchers the club selected in hopes of supplements their major league pitching staff.

But over the course of the spring, Araujo went from relative unknown, his locker in the Orioles clubhouse in Sarasota tucked into the corner, to earning an Opening Day bullpen roster spot.

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Dylan Bundy sees results in final Grapefruit League start as Orioles win, 6-1

Right-hander Dylan Bundy enjoyed a productive final spring training tune-up Friday afternoon before his Opening Day start, holding the Tampa Bay Rays to one run on five hits over five innings in a 6-1 Orioles win.

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Top prospect Chance Sisco makes Orioles' Opening Day roster

Chance Sisco, the Orioles’ highly touted prospect who has long been tabbed the club’s catcher of the future, will open this season on the major league roster.

Sisco made the club as the team’s second catcher on Friday morning after Andrew Susac was optioned to Triple-A Norfolk before the Orioles’ Grapefruit League game against a Tampa Bay Rays split-squad.

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This is no Jedi mind trick: Orioles will host Star Wars night, complete with O'Day-Wan Kenobi bobblehead

There’s been a great disturbance in the Force.

The Orioles are hosting their first “Star Wars” night at Camden Yards on Friday, May 11 against the Tampa Bay Rays, complete with a Darren O’Day-Obi Wan Kenobi Bobblehead.

Characters from “Star Wars” will make appearances, and postgame fireworks will be set to music from the movies.

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Orioles notes: Club being cautious with Beckham's groin injury; rotation order announced

Orioles third baseman Tim Beckham said the groin injury that forced him from Thursday’s Grapefruit League game is minor and he sounded confident he’d be in the team’s Opening Day starting lineup at Camden Yards in six days. The club also believes that Beckham can avoid a disabled list stint, but are being cautious with the injury.

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