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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...
  • 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 Braves 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...
  • 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...
  • Monica Pence Barlow, Orioles PR director, dies at 36

    Monica Pence Barlow, Orioles PR director, dies at 36
    SARASOTA, Fla. -- Monica Pence Barlow, the Baltimore Orioles public relations director who worked for the team for more than a decade and had become a fundraiser for lung cancer research, died Friday morning at Howard County General Hospital of the...
  • Orioles' Manny Machado faced greater risk of further knee injuries without surgery

    Orioles' Manny Machado faced greater risk of further knee injuries without surgery
    While the Orioles had hoped that third baseman Manny Machado could avoid offseason surgery on his left knee, it became obvious to the club since the season ended that a non-surgical recovery could result in a greater chance of Machado injuring the knee...
  • Orioles' Triple-A affiliate Norfolk getting a stadium facelift

    Orioles' Triple-A affiliate Norfolk getting a stadium facelift
    Harbor Park, the home of the Orioles' Triple-A affiliate Norfolk Tides, is currently undergoing a major facelift that should affect the way games are played there. While a new natural playing surface is being installed for the first time since the...
  • Orioles announce 2014 spring training schedule

    Orioles announce 2014 spring training schedule
    The Orioles have released their 2014 Grapefruit League schedule. The team opens Feb. 28 with a 1:05 p.m. game in Port Charlotte against the Tampa Bay Rays. The Orioles’ spring home opener will be March 1 at 1:05 p.m. against the Toronto Blue Jays....
  • Miguel Gonzalez's long journey to the majors leads him to a pennant chase

    Miguel Gonzalez's long journey to the majors leads him to a pennant chase
    A month before he joined the Orioles as the organization's new executive director of international recruiting, curiosity took Fred Ferreira to the Mexican coastal city of Mazatlan. With more than 40 years of experience scouring for international talent,...