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  • End of Ervin Santana saga should be beginning for the Orioles

    End of Ervin Santana saga should be beginning for the Orioles
    SARASOTA, Fla. -- Now that the Ervin Santana derby is over and the Orioles still have the money they reportedly offered him, it's fair to point out that $13 million would probably knock out the first year of a contract extension for Silver Slugger...
  • As Orioles complete 2014 contracts, Manny Machado reiterates disappointment

    As Orioles complete 2014 contracts, Manny Machado reiterates disappointment
    SARASOTA, Fla. — The Orioles officially completed their contracts for the current 40-man roster Tuesday, leaving one key player frustrated while — potentially, anyway — creating time to focus on signing players beyond 2014. In an...
  • After free-agent frenzy, it's time for Orioles to extend core players

    After free-agent frenzy, it's time for Orioles to extend core players
    SARASOTA, Fla. — It has been a very encouraging spring at the Ed Smith Stadium complex, and there is every reason to believe that the Orioles will have a very entertaining and exciting season. The front office just needs to make sure that...
  • Buck Showalter says Orioles could open season with 13 pitchers, 12 position players

    Buck Showalter says Orioles could open season with 13 pitchers, 12 position players
    BRADENTON, Fla. – Orioles manager Buck Showalter is considering opening the season with a short bench in order to keep a 13th pitcher on the 25-man Opening Day roster. “This time of year, you’re considering everything,” Showalter...
  • Orioles 3B Manny Machado says he's running bases at 70 to 80 percent effort

    Orioles 3B Manny Machado says he's running bases at 70 to 80 percent effort
    SARASOTA, Fla. — Since Manny Machado's freak knee injury occurred last September under one of the most routine circumstances — his left knee buckled when his foot landed awkwardly as he rounded first base —the 21-year-old couldn't help...
  • Orioles' offense remains hot in 9-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday

    Orioles' offense remains hot in 9-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday
    SARASOTA, Fla. -- The Orioles' power-packed lineup has gotten a lot of attention over the past couple seasons, and it looks like the hitters aren’t ready to surrender the stage to the upgraded pitching staff. In two games against the Boston Red...
  • Bud Norris throws three scoreless innings as Orioles beat Red Sox, 7-3

    Bud Norris throws three scoreless innings as Orioles beat Red Sox, 7-3
    SARASOTA, Fla. — Right-hander Bud Norris continued to put up zeros this spring and the Orioles’ offense touched up one of the Boston Red Sox's top pitching prospects to pick up a 7-3 win at Ed Smith Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Norris, who...
  • Orioles rough up Burnett, Phillies in 15-4 Grapefruit League win

    Orioles rough up Burnett, Phillies in 15-4 Grapefruit League win
    SARASOTA, FLA. -- The Orioles roughed up right-hander A.J. Burnett – one of the team’s top offseason free-agent targets – for six runs on seven hits over three innings on their way to a 15-4 Grapefruit League win over the Philadelphia...
  • Group of Orioles players and staff to leave Friday for Virginia

    Group of Orioles players and staff to leave Friday for Virginia
    Lots of varied things coming out of manager Buck Showalter’s evening session with the media: Roughly 30 players and staff will leave Friday’s 1:05 p.m. game at about 3 p.m. – after about four or five innings -- to board a charter plane...
  • Buck Showalter plans to utilize Nelson Cruz on defense to keep other starters fresh

    Buck Showalter plans to utilize Nelson Cruz on defense to keep other starters fresh
    SARASOTA, Fla. – The way Orioles manager Buck Showalter sees it, the addition of Nelson Cruz not only gives the club a middle-of-the-order power bat, but it will also give him the flexibility to keep other players healthy over the course of a 162-...
  • Orioles trade Alex Gonzalez for Steve Lombardozzi

    Orioles trade Alex Gonzalez for Steve Lombardozzi
    SARASOTA, Fla. -- The Orioles added another player to their infield mix Monday, acquiring switch-hitting local product Steve Lombardozzi Jr. in a trade that sent veteran infielder Alex Gonzalez to the Detroit Tigers. Lombardozzi, 25, who is from...
  • Orioles hope to play Boston Red Sox today between the raindrops

    Orioles hope to play Boston Red Sox today between the raindrops
    SARASOTA, Fla. -- It’s currently raining heavily here at the Ed Smith Stadium complex, but the Orioles still hope to get this afternoon’s 1:05 p.m. game in against the Boston Red Sox. That could be difficult. The forecast is calling for rain...