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Showalter says minicamp has given Orioles 'a head start'
Showalter says minicamp has given Orioles 'a head start'

The Orioles' three-day minicamp this week seemed to come and go quickly, but the gathering at the Ed Smith Stadium complex accomplished a lot in a short time. Orioles manager Buck Showalter had a chance to connect names and faces, to see if the videos he has seen of pitchers throwing match up to what it looks like up close. He received an early glimpse of players who he will soon have to evaluate, like Rule 5 draft picks Jason Garcia and Logan Verrett. Major league coaches and player development staff were able to gain more insight into where some of the organization's top minor league pitchers rank going into spring training. Some fringe players had the opportunity to entice...

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