Chris Davis

Schmuck: Ready or not, Orioles to open exhibition season after only four full-squad workouts

Schmuck: Ready or not, Orioles to open exhibition season after only four full-squad workouts

The Orioles held their first full-squad spring workout Monday, played their only intrasquad game Thursday and will open the Grapefruit League exhibition season against the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday.

Pretty short week.

The spring training schedule has been condensed this year to account for the early start of the regular season on March 29, and that has been of particular concern to an Orioles team that will play four preseason games in three days this weekend.

Manager Buck Showalter has grumbled more than once over the past week about the major league requirement that managers bring a representative team on spring road trips. That was a...

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