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  • CAT scan negative after Orioles designated hitter Nelson Cruz hit by pitch in helmet

    CAT scan negative after Orioles designated hitter Nelson Cruz hit by pitch in helmet
    SARASOTA, Fla. — Before the Orioles’ final Grapefruit League game Thursday night, manager Buck Showalter said one of his main goals for the day was to get out of Florida having avoided an injury. The Orioles appeared to dodge a major scare...
  • For Orioles' Delmon Young, another ride in the major leagues

    For Orioles' Delmon Young, another ride in the major leagues
    SARASOTA, Fla. — At age 20, Delmon Young was the top prospect in the game — a former No. 1 overall pick in a hurry to make his mark in the major leagues. But these days, after eight years in the big leagues, Young is definitely more patient...
  • International language of baseball unites Orioles' clubhouse

    International language of baseball unites Orioles' clubhouse
    SARASOTA, Fla. -- Dominican slugger Nelson Cruz sat at his new locker a few weeks ago and surveyed the Orioles' spring training clubhouse. In one corner, Taiwanese pitcher Wei-Yin Chen was huddled with his interpreter. On the other side of the room,...
  • Notes on Henry Urrutia, Josh Stinson, more as O's prepare for Grapefruit League finale

    Notes on Henry Urrutia, Josh Stinson, more as O's prepare for Grapefruit League finale
    SARASOTA, Fla. – The Orioles will play their final spring game in Florida tonight, hosting the Tampa Bay Rays in their Grapefruit League finale under the lights at Ed Smith Stadium. The club then has an off day Friday before departing for...
  • How interested are the Orioles in pitcher Ervin Santana?

    How interested are the Orioles in pitcher Ervin Santana?
    There have been more rumors floating concerning free agent pitcher Ervin Santana and the Orioles. The best I can glean is that the Orioles maintain interest in the veteran right-hander and wouldn’t blink at all about surrendering their third-round...
  • Group of Orioles players and staff to leave Friday for Virginia

    Group of Orioles players and staff to leave Friday for Virginia
    Lots of varied things coming out of manager Buck Showalter’s evening session with the media: Roughly 30 players and staff will leave Friday’s 1:05 p.m. game at about 3 p.m. – after about four or five innings -- to board a charter plane...
  • Wei-Yin Chen feels 'pretty good' after Orioles beat Yankees, 3-2

    Wei-Yin Chen feels 'pretty good' after Orioles beat Yankees, 3-2
    TAMPA, FLA. – The results weren’t particularly impressive, but Orioles left-hander Wei-Yin Chen seemed happy with his performance in his first competitive appearance since undergoing offseason surgery to remove bone spurs from his right knee....
  • Buck Showalter plans to utilize Nelson Cruz on defense to keep other starters fresh

    Buck Showalter plans to utilize Nelson Cruz on defense to keep other starters fresh
    SARASOTA, Fla. – The way Orioles manager Buck Showalter sees it, the addition of Nelson Cruz not only gives the club a middle-of-the-order power bat, but it will also give him the flexibility to keep other players healthy over the course of a 162-...
  • Orioles nearing deal with left-hander Johan Santana

    Orioles nearing deal with left-hander Johan Santana
    SARASOTA, Fla. – Two-time Cy Young Award winner Johan Santana visited the Ed Smith Stadium Complex on Monday morning with little fanfare — the latest veteran seeking a second baseball life with the Orioles. The Orioles were nearing a minor...
  • Can Jonathan Schoop force his way into Orioles' Opening Day lineup?

    Can Jonathan Schoop force his way into Orioles' Opening Day lineup?
    SARASOTA, Fla. -- That was the question posed to manager Buck Showalter on Monday afternoon after top infield prospect Jonathan Schoop delivered another strong offensive performance in the Orioles' 9-2 exhibition loss to the Minnesota Twins. "I wouldn&...
  • Orioles' Zach Britton knows this is his chance to make an impression

    Orioles' Zach Britton knows this is his chance to make an impression
    — These days Zach Britton can speak confidently about some of the tough times he's been through over the past two years. The left-hander admits that there were times when he felt he lost the confidence of his Orioles teammates when he was on the...
  • Brian Matusz throws two scoreless innings in first exhibition start

    Brian Matusz throws two scoreless innings in first exhibition start
    FORT MYERS, Fla. – Left-hander Brian Matusz pitched two scoreless innings in his first start of the exhibition season, but the Orioles suffered their first loss in three Grapefruit League games, 8-6, to the Boston Red Sox at JetBlue Stadium....