Even with the addition of Alex Cobb to their starting rotation, the Orioles’ battle for the fifth and final starting rotation spot remains relevant going into the final days of spring training.
Cobb won’t be ready for Opening Day, so the Orioles will still need a fifth starter to open the season, giving Wednesday night’s Grapefruit League game against the New York Yankees significance.
Right-hander Miguel Castro struggled in his final Grapefruit League outing, allowing five runs (four earned) over three innings in Wednesday’s 9-4 loss at Steinbrenner Field. Castro could pitch again in Monday’s exhibition game at Triple-A Norfolk.
“I felt well despite the results,” Castro...