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  • Tommy Hunter says he'll be himself if he wins closer role

    Tommy Hunter says he'll be himself if he wins closer role
    SARASOTA, Fla. -- It appears that right-hander Tommy Hunter will enter the Grapefruit League exhibition season with the inside track to win the Orioles' closer role, but he said he isn't going to change much about his bullpen routine. "If that...
  • Adam Jones to start for Orioles in Dunedin, Alexi Casilla scratched again

    Adam Jones to start for Orioles in Dunedin, Alexi Casilla scratched again
    SARASOTA, Fla. -- Orioles fans who will be in Dunedin today are getting a special treat: Adam Jones will be roving center field and batting fourth. One of the more difficult trips to navigate in the Grapefruit League, the trip to play the Toronto Blue...
  • Post-intrasquad notes on Machado, Cruz, Jimenez, Yoon, Aceves and Schoop

    Post-intrasquad notes on Machado, Cruz, Jimenez, Yoon, Aceves and Schoop
    SARASOTA, FLA. -- Third baseman Manny Machado is tentatively scheduled to see Dr. Neal ElAttrache on March 18 in Los Angeles, Orioles manager Buck Showalter said. Showalter said he was uncertain whether that appointment would give Machado the green...
  • Nelson Cruz says 'I want to be in the fire right away'

    Nelson Cruz says 'I want to be in the fire right away'
    SARASOTA, Fla. -- Orioles slugger Nelson Cruz saw his name in an unfamiliar spot on the lineup card for Thursday’s intrasquad game at Ed Smith Stadium. Cruz was listed as the No. 9 hitter — for no other reason than that manager Buck...
  • Jonathan Schoop goes deep again and Henry Urrutia shows strides

    Jonathan Schoop goes deep again and Henry Urrutia shows strides
    SARASOTA, Fla. -- Top position player prospect Jonathan Schoop homered for the second straight day Thursday, hitting a solo homer off Bud Norris in the first inning of the Orioles' second intrasquad game. Schoop’s homer was a blast to left-...
  • Orioles release left-hander Chris Jones; lineups for Grapefruit League opener vs. Rays

    Orioles release left-hander Chris Jones; lineups for Grapefruit League opener vs. Rays
    SARASOTA, Fla. – The Orioles have released left-handed reliever Chris Jones, who was designated for assignment on Monday to make roster space for Nelson Cruz. Jones, who was acquired from the Atlanta BravesĀ in April in exchange for Luis Ayala, was...
  • Chris Tillman sharp in Orioles' 4-2 win over Rays in Grapefruit League opener

    Chris Tillman sharp in Orioles' 4-2 win over Rays in Grapefruit League opener
    PORT CHARLOTTE, FLA. -- Chris Tillman didn’t waste any time reminding everyone why he was the winningest pitcher on the Orioles staff last year. He opened the Orioles’ Grapefruit League season by striking out three and giving up just one hit...
  • Orioles' split-squad game on road vs. Phillies canceled due to rain

    Orioles' split-squad game on road vs. Phillies canceled due to rain
    CLEARWATER, Fla. — Less than an hour after the Orioles' team bus pulled into Bright House Field on Monday afternoon, the team was on its way back to Sarasota. The Orioles' split-squad road game against the Philadelphia Phillies was canceled...
  • Rain cancels both Orioles split-squad games Monday

    Rain cancels both Orioles split-squad games Monday
    SARASOTA, Fla. — Both of the Orioles’ split-squad games Monday were canceled due to a persistent rain in Florida, and neither will be made up. The afternoon game in Clearwater against the Philadelphia Phillies was canceled, and then, a few...
  • After nearly a year, Gamboa's knuckleball education continues with Orioles

    After nearly a year, Gamboa's knuckleball education continues with Orioles
    PORT CHARLOTTE, FLA. — Orioles right-hander Eddie Gamboa is nearly a year into his transition, tinkering with baseball's most temperamental pitch. But when Gamboa entered his first big-league spring training game on Friday afternoon against the...
  • Orioles host Blue Jays on Saturday in Grapefruit League home opener

    Orioles host Blue Jays on Saturday in Grapefruit League home opener
    SARASOTA, Fla. — The Orioles will play their Grapefruit League home opener at 1:05 p.m. today at Ed Smith Stadium against the Toronto Blue Jays. The game will be broadcast live on television on MASN and WBAL-AM 1090. Nelson Cruz will make his...
  • Henry Urrutia has sore shoulder ahead of Orioles' Grapefruit League home opener

    Henry Urrutia has sore shoulder ahead of Orioles' Grapefruit League home opener
    SARASOTA, Fla. — Orioles outfielder Henry Urrutia received treatment on a sore throwing shoulder before Saturday’s Grapefruit League home opener, Orioles manager Buck Showalter said. “He’s OK to hit, but he went in to get treated...