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  • Orioles set 25-man roster for Opening Day

    Orioles set 25-man roster for Opening Day
    The Orioles have set their 25-man roster, although it will not become official until Sunday. The Orioles will need to take two members off their 40-man roster to make room for Evan Meek and Delmon Young. Here is the roster: Catchers (2): Matt Wieters,...
  • Long a weakness for Orioles, starting rotation full of potential this year

    Long a weakness for Orioles, starting rotation full of potential this year
    When Ubaldo Jimenez was about to sign the biggest free-agent deal for a pitcher in Orioles franchise history, he considered the rotation he was joining. Frankly, he didn't know much about it. He had pitched with Miguel Gonzalez years ago in a minor...
  • Unlike in the past, Orioles able to take their time with pitching prospects

    Unlike in the past, Orioles able to take their time with pitching prospects
    SARASOTA, Fla. — The path any heralded pitching prospect takes to the major leagues has obstacles. With the burden of huge expectations on their shoulders, few young talented pitchers break into the major leagues without taking their share of lumps....
  • Nick Markakis leading off and playing right field; Schoop at second; Flaherty at third, Young at DH

    Nick Markakis leading off and playing right field; Schoop at second; Flaherty at third, Young at DH
    Nick Markakis, the longest-tentured Orioles player, will make his eighth straight Opening Day start in right field this afternoon. After testing his stiff neck during batting practice today, Markakis will be in the starting lineup batting leadoff....
  • Orioles left-hander Zach Britton shines in new role out of bullpen

    Orioles left-hander Zach Britton shines in new role out of bullpen
    Left-hander Zach Britton was so pumped after throwing two scoreless innings Monday and picking up the win in the Orioles' 2-1 Opening Day victory against the Boston Red Sox that he talked after the game about how great it was to make his first major...
  • Orioles LHP Troy Patton suspended 25 games without pay for amphetamine use

    Orioles LHP Troy Patton suspended 25 games without pay for amphetamine use
    Orioles left-hander Troy Patton said he took an Adderall pill four days before this past season ended as a temporary fix to improve focus and then was tested for banned substances the next day. On Friday, Major League Baseball announced that Patton...
  • Orioles big-league spring training camp roster up to 60 players: The complete list

    Orioles big-league spring training camp roster up to 60 players: The complete list
    With the addition of right-hander Evan Meek on a minor league deal with an invitation to major league camp Wednesday, the Orioles now have 60 players set to attend spring training in Sarasota, Fla. That could increase if Orioles executive vice president...
  • Now that Orioles failed to sign Bronson Arroyo, what's next in their free-agent search?

    Now that Orioles failed to sign Bronson Arroyo, what's next in their free-agent search?
    The Orioles’ search for a starting pitcher to upgrade their rotation took a major hit Friday when right-hander Bronson Arroyo -- one of the club’s top offseason targets -- chose the Arizona Diamondbacks over the Orioles. The two sides agreed...
  • Answering questions from Twitter about the Orioles

    Answering questions from Twitter about the Orioles
    One of the great things about my profession and social media -- Twitter, in particular -- is the immediacy with which writers can interact with readers. I’ll be stepping away from Twitter for a little bit before I head down to Florida in a few...
  • Early turnout at spring training impresses Orioles manager Buck Showalter

    Early turnout at spring training impresses Orioles manager Buck Showalter
    SARASOTA, Fla. -- The Orioles won't hold their first workout for pitchers and catchers until Friday at the Ed Smith Stadium complex, but the atmosphere during Thursday's workout on report day resembled a day with the entire squad in attendance. Among...
  • Orioles sign OF Delmon Young to minor league deal, invite him to spring training

    Orioles sign OF Delmon Young to minor league deal, invite him to spring training
    SARASOTA, Fla. -- The Orioles have signed outfielder Delmon Young to a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training, the team announced Monday. Young and outfielder-designated hitter Jack Cust had been invited to the Orioles' minicamp this...
  • Henry Urrutia hopes weight gain helps increase his power

    Henry Urrutia hopes weight gain helps increase his power
    Henry Urrutia stood at his locker Thursday at the Ed Smith Stadium complex and joked that one of the best parts of his day right now is when he walks down the hallway and steps on the scale. The lanky Orioles left fielder — a Cuban defector who...