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  • Pedro Strop returns to Orioles as a World Baseball Classic champion

    Pedro Strop returns to Orioles as a World Baseball Classic champion
    Reliever Pedro Strop, who threw 6 2/3 scoreless innings for the Dominican Republic’s World Baseball Classic championship team, was back with the Orioles on Thursday, doling out hugs to teammates while grinning non-stop. “It was unbelievable....
  • Orioles option infielder Danny Valencia to Triple-A Norfolk

    Orioles option infielder Danny Valencia to Triple-A Norfolk
    SARASOTA, Fla. -- The Orioles optioned third baseman Danny Valencia to Triple-A Norfolk during Thursday’s Grapefruit League game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Valencia, who was acquired from the Boston Red Sox this offseason for cash...
  • Jake Arrieta emerging as frontrunner for Orioles' No. 5 starter role

    Jake Arrieta emerging as frontrunner for Orioles' No. 5 starter role
    Orioles right-hander Jake Arrieta made a huge push toward solidifying his case for the team’s fifth starter spot on Thursday night, tossing six shutout innings against the Pittsburgh Pirates -- his third straight scoreless Grapefruit League outing...
  • Steve Johnson and his 'Invisiball' forcing the Orioles to take notice

    Steve Johnson and his 'Invisiball' forcing the Orioles to take notice
    SARASOTA, Fla. — Earlier this spring, an Orioles official was talking causally about the competition for the fifth starter's spot. He mentioned Jake Arrieta, Zach Britton, Brian Matusz, Jair Jurrjens. And then he paused. "I'm forgetting somebody,"...
  • Orioles outfielder Nick Markakis cleared for baseball activities

    Orioles outfielder Nick Markakis cleared for baseball activities
    Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis, who has been out of action with a small disk herniation in his neck since he was scratched from the starting lineup on March 1, was cleared to resume baseball activities Thursday and could play in a Grapefruit League...
  • Orioles observation on Arrieta and Showalter

    Orioles observation on Arrieta and Showalter
    Orioles right-hander Jake Arrieta pitched six scoreless innings Thursday night against the Pittsburgh Pirates. He lasted longer than any Orioles pitcher this spring. He struck out a preseason-best nine batters. He threw 65 of his 88 pitches for...
  • Nick Markakis starting return, confident he will get necessary at-bats

    Nick Markakis starting return, confident he will get necessary at-bats
    Having been cleared to resume baseball activities Thursday, Orioles outfielder Nick Markakis said he's confident he will have enough time -- and at-bats -- to be ready for the regular season. Markakis hasn’t played since March 1, when he was...
  • Orioles lose right-hander Todd Redmond to Blue Jays on waivers

    Orioles lose right-hander Todd Redmond to Blue Jays on waivers
    The Orioles have lost right-hander Todd Redmond, who was on the team’s 40-man roster, on waivers as he was claimed by the Toronto Blue Jays, according to an industry source. Redmond allowed five earned runs and eight hits with eight strikeouts and...
  • Jonathan Schoop leads Orioles to 6-3 win over Tampa Bay Rays

    Jonathan Schoop leads Orioles to 6-3 win over Tampa Bay Rays
    The Orioles' top position prospect, Jonathan Schoop, had been away for most of the spring while representing the Netherlands in the World Baseball Classic. He finally returned Wednesday and, on Friday, he led the Orioles to a 6-3 win over the Tampa Bay...
  • Orioles notes: Some good, some bad for Steve Johnson vs. Tampa Bay

    Orioles notes: Some good, some bad for Steve Johnson vs. Tampa Bay
    For three of the four innings he pitched Friday, right-hander Steve Johnson showed why he remains in consideration to be the Orioles' fifth starter. The other inning, though, the 25-year-old St. Paul's alum would like to forget. In the Orioles' 6-3...
  • Minor league games present challenges for Jason Hammel, Tommy Hunter

    Minor league games present challenges for Jason Hammel, Tommy Hunter
    SARASOTA, Fla. –  Orioles pitchers Jason Hammel and Tommy Hunter threw in separate minor league games Friday at Twin Lakes Park to get their work in, but the free-swinging Tampa Bay Rays Class-A hitters they faced didn’t help. With the...
  • Orioles left-hander Zach Britton optioned to Triple-A Norfolk

    Orioles left-hander Zach Britton optioned to Triple-A Norfolk
    This spring's competition for the fifth spot in the Orioles' starting rotation came a little bit closer to a conclusion Saturday when the team optioned left-hander Zach Britton to Triple-A Norfolk. The team also optioned infielders Jonathan Schoop and...