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  • Brian Matusz will start in Orioles' bullpen, but he's still an option to start

    Brian Matusz will start in Orioles' bullpen, but he's still an option to start
    SARASOTA, Fla. — Even though left-hander Brian Matusz will open the season pitching out of the Orioles' bullpen, where he flourished in the final five weeks of the season, manager Buck Showalter said he still sees Matusz as an option to start....
  • Outfielders Lew Ford and Xavier Avery to open season at Double-A Bowie

    Outfielders Lew Ford and Xavier Avery to open season at Double-A Bowie
    SARASOTA, Fla. – Because of the surplus of minor league outfield depth the Orioles have, outfielders Xavier Avery and Lew Ford will open the season at Double-A Bowie, executive vice president Dan Duquette said Sunday. Ford, 36,┬áhad a strong...
  • At last, Orioles set to play again

    At last, Orioles set to play again
    It seems like only a few days ago that the Orioles were playing the Tampa Bay Rays with second place on the line. Oh, wait a minute, that really was only a few days ago, but the Orioles were trying to hold onto second place in the Grapefruit League...
  • This Opening Day a first for Orioles coach Bobby Dickerson

    This Opening Day a first for Orioles coach Bobby Dickerson
    One of the great things about Opening Day – and I believe this is my 17th as a sports journalist – is that there are always a few guys who have never experienced it before. Rookie lefty T.J. McFarland had been to an Opening Day at Comiskey...
  • Wilson Betemit has arthroscopic surgery; Dylan Bundy placed on minor league DL

    Wilson Betemit has arthroscopic surgery; Dylan Bundy placed on minor league DL
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Orioles designated hitter Wilson Betemit underwent successful exploratory arthroscopic surgery on his right knee Wednesday. The procedure isn’t expected to extend Betemit’s initial recovery time of six to eight weeks...
  • Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts injured on stolen base

    Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts injured on stolen base
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- As the visiting clubhouse at Tropicana Field cleared out and the Orioles packed up for their flight back home to Baltimore, second baseman Brian Roberts slowly limped to his locker, visibly downtrodden. Roberts had just been...
  • Brian Roberts has ruptured tendon in back of knee, will miss three to four weeks

    Brian Roberts has ruptured tendon in back of knee, will miss three to four weeks
    Brian Roberts, who played in just 115 games the previous three seasons because of various injuries, was placed on the 15-day disabled list Friday, three games into 2013, with what the Orioles are calling a strained right hamstring. The second baseman...
  • Unearned run sinks the Orioles in 6-5 loss to the Twins

    Unearned run sinks the Orioles in 6-5 loss to the Twins
    For the first four games of this season, Orioles first baseman Chris Davis had been on a historic offensive run, one that put him on the precipice of doing something no other big league ballplayer had ever done. But baseball, the cruel mistress, doesn&...
  • Orioles lefty Wei-Yin Chen struggles to find tempo against free-swinging minor leaguers

    Orioles lefty Wei-Yin Chen struggles to find tempo against free-swinging minor leaguers
    SARASOTA, Fla. – For the second time this spring, Orioles left-hander Wei-Yin Chen went to the team’s minor league complex at Twin Lakes Park on Monday’s off day to build his innings and work on his pitches. Chen has made just two...
  • Orioles left-hander Brian Matusz continues to make case for rotation spot

    Orioles left-hander Brian Matusz continues to make case for rotation spot
    FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Despite a rocky start, Orioles left-hander Brian Matusz continued to make a case for himself to be the team’s No. 5 starter in Tuesday's Grapefruit League game against the Boston Red Sox at JetBlue Park Matusz allowed just...
  • Orioles prospect Jonathan Schoop returns from World Baseball Classic

     Orioles prospect Jonathan Schoop returns from World Baseball Classic
    Orioles top infield prospect Jonathan Schoop returned to Ed Smith Stadium on Wednesday after playing on the world’s stage as part of an upstart Netherlands team that made it to the World Baseball Classic semifinals before losing to the eventual...
  • Orioles lefty Zach Britton has poor outing against Blue Jays

    Orioles lefty Zach Britton has poor outing against Blue Jays
    Zach Britton, who is in the mix for the club’s fifth starter spot, really struggled Wednesday, lasting just 1 2/3 innings against the Toronto Blue Jays. The lefty gave up five runs on seven hits and two walks while retiring only four batters. He...