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  • With several recent pitching additions, Orioles rotation still evolving

    With several recent pitching additions, Orioles rotation still evolving
    SARASOTA, Fla. — If this winter has taught the Orioles, their staff and their players anything, it's that they need to be ready to adjust. The roster will shuffle. Don't think too hard about projections because you can't do anything about the...
  • Manny Machado says contract 'disappointing,' but 'you just have to go out and play'

    Manny Machado says contract 'disappointing,' but 'you just have to go out and play'
    SARASOTA, Fla. -- Orioles third baseman Manny Machado has agreed to a $519,000 contract renewal for 2014 -- slightly above this year’s league minimum of $500,000 -- but the 21-year-old is somewhat disappointed with the figure. Machado will also...
  • As Orioles complete 2014 contracts, Manny Machado reiterates disappointment

    As Orioles complete 2014 contracts, Manny Machado reiterates disappointment
    SARASOTA, Fla. — The Orioles officially completed their contracts for the current 40-man roster Tuesday, leaving one key player frustrated while — potentially, anyway — creating time to focus on signing players beyond 2014. In an...
  • Orioles right-hander Ryan Webb sinking into role at back of bullpen

    Orioles right-hander Ryan Webb sinking into role at back of bullpen
    SARASOTA, Fla. — When the Orioles signed right-handed relief pitcher Ryan Webb in December, executive vice president Dan Duquette quickly compared him to Jim Johnson, who had been traded earlier that month. And while the comparison wasn't...
  • After breakthrough year, Orioles RHP Chris Tillman named Opening Day starter

    After breakthrough year, Orioles RHP Chris Tillman named Opening Day starter
    Two springs ago, Orioles right-hander Chris Tillman was desperately trying to prove he could pitch in the major leagues. Last year at this time, he was attempting to show he was healthy and wasn’t a fluke. And this March? Well, Tillman is now...
  • Adam Jones says he doesn't regret comments; J.J. Hardy hopes to return Friday

    Adam Jones says he doesn't regret comments; J.J. Hardy hopes to return Friday
    NEW YORK – Orioles center fielder Adam Jones, whose postgame comments Tuesday about fans who run onto the field during games sparked national headlines, said Wednesday that he doesn’t regret that he said players should be able to “kick...
  • Orioles stilll pursuing free agents Kendrys Morales, Ervin Santana, sources say

    Orioles stilll pursuing free agents Kendrys Morales, Ervin Santana, sources say
    SARASOTA, Fla. — The ink has only just dried on the Orioles' monumental four-year deal with starter Ubaldo Jimenez, but the club remains interested in acquiring at least one other big-ticket free agent. The Orioles have intensified their pursuit...
  • Former Orioles closer Jim Johnson now ex-Athletics closer, too

    Former Orioles closer Jim Johnson now ex-Athletics closer, too
    In what has to be one of the most stunning career reversals in recent baseball history, former Orioles closer Jim Johnson -- who saved at least 50 games in each of the past two seasons -- has been removed from that role after barely two weeks in Oakland....
  • Showalter eager to see David Lough's potential

    Showalter eager to see David Lough's potential
    SARASOTA, Fla. – Orioles manager Buck Showalter had praise for new outfielder David Lough, but also tempered expectations for the 28-year-old. The Orioles acquired Lough in December for third baseman Danny Valencia, who emerged as the team’s...
  • Orioles initiate dialogue with J.J. Hardy regarding contract extension

    Orioles initiate dialogue with J.J. Hardy regarding contract extension
    SARASOTA, Fla. – After adding two big-ticket free-agent acquisitions over the past week, the Orioles now appear to be focused on locking up shortstop J.J. Hardy to a contract extension. The Orioles had a face-to-face meeting with Hardy’s...
  • J.J. Hardy ponders contract, future at shortstop

    J.J. Hardy ponders contract, future at shortstop
    SARASOTA, Fla. -- Gold Glove and Silver Slugger shortstop J.J. Hardy has been very open about his desire to remain in Baltimore beyond the 2014 season, but he said Tuesday that he'd like his future at short to be spelled out during upcoming negotiations....
  • Nelson Cruz meets the media as his new Orioles teammates show their support

    Nelson Cruz meets the media as his new Orioles teammates show their support
    SARASOTA, Fla. – Nelson Cruz was introduced to the media this morning during a news conference at the Ed Smith Stadium Complex that was well attended by his new teammates. Adam Jones, Chris Davis, Matt Wieters, J.J. Hardy, Nick Markakis, Manny...