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  • Chris Davis wants to go from defensive disappointment to 'Team Gold Glove'

    Chris Davis wants to go from defensive disappointment to 'Team Gold Glove'
    SARASOTA, Fla. — Chris Davis blames himself. He came to the Orioles in 2011 with the reputation of being a pretty good defensive first baseman during his formative years with the Texas Rangers, but he never looked comfortable at first base last...
  • Real test is yet to come for Orioles' Manny Machado

    Real test is yet to come for Orioles' Manny Machado
    The Orioles first tested Manny Machado back in spring training, when they brought the then 19-year-old to big league camp to play in several Grapefruit League games. The 2010 No. 3 overall pick dressed in the auxiliary clubhouse away from the major league...
  • Kevin Gausman arrives and 'the future is now'

    Kevin Gausman arrives and 'the future is now'
    Reality didn't set in for Orioles pitching prospect Kevin Gausman that he was heading to the major leagues until the moment he boarded his connection flight to Baltimore on Wednesday morning. "Then, I just kinda was thinking, you know, 'Wow, I'm...
  • Orioles fall to Twins, 7-1, to lose for first time in Grapefruit League play

    Orioles fall to Twins, 7-1, to lose for first time in Grapefruit League play
    FORT MYERS, Fla. – The Orioles finally lost a Grapefruit League game. The Twins jumped out to a six-run lead Thursday afternoon, three of them off starter Jair Jurrjens in the first inning, as the Orioles lost their first spring game, 7-1, at...
  • UMBC product Zach Clark inching closer to the big leagues

    UMBC product Zach Clark inching closer to the big leagues
    FORT MYERS, Fla. — Zach Clark's professional baseball career has had its share of bumps and turns, just like those long bus trips through the minor leagues as he clutched the dream of one day breaking into the big leagues. "A lot of ups and downs,...
  • Jason Hammel to make spring debut as Orioles host Pirates w/ starting lineups

    Jason Hammel to make spring debut as Orioles host Pirates w/ starting lineups
    SARASOTA, Fla. --The Orioles face the Pirates today at Ed Smith Stadium. This will be the first time they face the Buccos after Tuesday’s road game in Bradenton was canceled by strong showers. Today will mark right-hander Jason Hammel’s...
  • Four homers propel Orioles to 6-5 Grapefruit League win over Pirates

    Four homers propel Orioles to 6-5 Grapefruit League win over Pirates
    SARASOTA, Fla. -- The Orioles hit a spring-high four homers off Pittsburgh Pirates pitching Friday afternoon in a 6-5 win at Ed Smith Stadium. It was the Orioles' sixth victory in seven  Grapefruit League games this spring. Second baseman Brian Roberts...
  • Sarasota is diamond destination for Orioles fans

    For Baltimore baseball fans inspired by the Orioles' surprising success last year, spring training couldn't have come soon enough. Those who never wanted that magic season to end along with newbie Birds fans are already flocking in droves to the team's...
  • Orioles left fielder Nolan Reimold pulled early with sore throwing shoulder

    Orioles left fielder Nolan Reimold pulled early with sore throwing shoulder
    SARASOTA, Fla. – Orioles left fielder Nolan Reimold was removed from Friday’s Grapefruit League game against the Pittsburgh Pirates after just two innings with soreness in his right, throwing shoulder. Reimold’s early exit was odd,...
  • 'No prouder moment' for Orioles' Adam Jones as he heads to World Baseball Classic

    'No prouder moment' for Orioles' Adam Jones as he heads to World Baseball Classic
    Representing his country was a dream Orioles center fielder Adam Jones had since he was a teenager growing up in San Diego. Twice while he was in high school, he tried out for his Team USA age-group squad and didn't make it. But now, the 27-year-old...
  • Orioles LHP Wei-Yin Chen to make spring debut vs. Tampa Bay Rays

    Orioles LHP Wei-Yin Chen to make spring debut vs. Tampa Bay Rays
    SARASOTA, Fla -- Orioles left-hander Wei-Yin Chen will make his first Grapefruit League start today against the Tampa Bay Rays down in Port Charlotte. Expect Chen to go two innings, unless his pitch count gets too high. Left-hander Brian Matusz, who...
  • Brian Matusz surrenders back-to-back home runs in Orioles' 4-1 loss to Rays

    Brian Matusz surrenders back-to-back home runs in Orioles' 4-1 loss to Rays
    Shortstop Yunel Escobar and second baseman Ryan Roberts hit back-to-back home runs off Orioles left-hander Brian Matusz in the fourth inning on Saturday as the Tampa Bay Rays defeated the Orioles, 4-1, at Charlotte Sports Park. Those were the only hits...