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  • Chris Tillman is sniffing around ace status (and other Orioles observations)

    Chris Tillman is sniffing around ace status (and other Orioles observations)
    There probably have been five times in the past 20 months or so that I've written a game story about Chris Tillman's continued emergence/maturation as a pitcher. Several times I've written about whether he is – or is at least on his way to...
  • Norris 'champing at the bit' for first start of season for slumping O's

    Norris 'champing at the bit' for first start of season for slumping O's
    DETROIT — Bud Norris had to wait longer than last year to make his first of the regular season, but now that it is here, he couldn't be more psyched. "It's a little different, but we have such a good five-man rotation that as long as I get the...
  • Long a weakness for Orioles, starting rotation full of potential this year

    Long a weakness for Orioles, starting rotation full of potential this year
    When Ubaldo Jimenez was about to sign the biggest free-agent deal for a pitcher in Orioles franchise history, he considered the rotation he was joining. Frankly, he didn't know much about it. He had pitched with Miguel Gonzalez years ago in a minor...
  • 2000-2009: Year-by-year capsules

    2000-2009: Year-by-year capsules
    2000 Record: 74-88 Place: Fourth in American League East Manager: Mike Hargrove Most Valuable Oriole: Delino DeShields Batting leader: Delino DeShields (.296) Home run leader: Albert Belle (23) RBI leader: Albert Belle (103) Wins leader: Jose...
  • Bud Norris finishes a strong spring and will likely slot fourth or fifth in rotation

    Bud Norris finishes a strong spring and will likely slot fourth or fifth in rotation
    FORT MYERS, Fla. — Right-hander Bud Norris has talked this spring about showing Orioles fans what he can do when he is healthy and pitching at the level he demands from himself. He used the Grapefruit League to make his point, finishing a good...
  • Orioles right-hander Kevin Gausman leaves lasting impression against Pirates on Sunday

    Orioles right-hander Kevin Gausman leaves lasting impression against Pirates on Sunday
    SARASOTA, Fla. -- Orioles manager Buck Showalter has talked often this spring about the challenge of selecting the club’s Opening Day roster, saying the best 25 players might not necessarily be the right 25 players to start the season. And...
  • Orioles sign ex-Astros 1B Brett Wallace to minor league deal, other pregame notes

    Orioles sign ex-Astros 1B Brett Wallace to minor league deal, other pregame notes
    SARASOTA, Fla. – The Orioles have agreed to terms with former Houston Astros first baseman Brett Wallace on a minor league contract. Wallace was at the Ed Smith Stadium complex this morning taking his physical, and he is expected to report to...
  • Orioles right-hander Bud Norris knows the score amid pitching rumors

    Orioles right-hander Bud Norris knows the score amid pitching rumors
    SARASOTA, Fla. -- Orioles right-hander Bud Norris knows what's going on around him. He knows that the club has been in talks with free-agent pitcher Ervin Santana. And he already knew what it was like to pitch with trade speculation swirling around him....
  • As Orioles pursue yet another free agent, anything seems possible

    As Orioles pursue yet another free agent, anything seems possible
    SARASOTA, FLA. — If you want another indication of how the landscape has changed over the past month at the Ed Smith Stadium complex, consider the Orioles' Grapefruit League game against the Red Sox on Saturday afternoon. It was just another...
  • Orioles stilll pursuing free agents Kendrys Morales, Ervin Santana, sources say

    Orioles stilll pursuing free agents Kendrys Morales, Ervin Santana, sources say
    SARASOTA, Fla. — The ink has only just dried on the Orioles' monumental four-year deal with starter Ubaldo Jimenez, but the club remains interested in acquiring at least one other big-ticket free agent. The Orioles have intensified their pursuit...
  • Saturday afternoon camp notes: De La Cruz working way back, Gonzalez leaves workout

    Saturday afternoon camp notes: De La Cruz working way back, Gonzalez leaves workout
    SARASOTA, FLA. -- Orioles left-hander Kelvin De La Cruz, who is recovering from a left hamstring pull he suffered last month, threw his first bullpen session of the spring Saturday off a flat mound. “Everything is fine,” De La Cruz said....
  • For Mount St. Joseph's Clevenger, Orioles roster spot would complete homecoming

    For Mount St. Joseph's Clevenger, Orioles roster spot would complete homecoming
    SARASOTA, FLA. — Steve Clevenger made the Chicago Cubs' Opening Day roster in each of the past two seasons as the team's backup catcher, but making the Orioles' roster this season and running down the orange carpet on Opening Day would hold...