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  • Flying Dog's Dead Rise Old Bay Summer Ale now available

    Flying Dog's Dead Rise Old Bay Summer Ale now available
    In honor of Old Bay's 75th anniversary, Frederick-based Flying Dog Brewery collaborated with the Maryland seasoning company to create Dead Rise Summer Ale. The seasonal beer is available now until Labor Day.  The beer, which has an alcohol by volume...
  • Orioles to wear Negro League throwbacks for Civil Rights Game

    Orioles to wear Negro League throwbacks for Civil Rights Game
    The Orioles will be wearing the road grays of the Negro League Baltimore Elite Giants when they travel to Houston to play the Astros in MLB's eighth annual Civil Rights Game on May 30. The team tweeted out a picture of the jersey Wednesday morning,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Orioles hitters look to continue success over R.A. Dickey

    Orioles hitters look to continue success over R.A. Dickey
    The Toronto Blue Jays traded for R.A. Dickey before the 2013 season for the knuckleballer to anchor their rebuilt rotation, but he hasn't had much success against the Orioles.  The Orioles teed off on the 39-year-old right-hander in three starts last...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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 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...