| Mar 17, 2012
| 4:04 PM
Despite having yet to throw a Grapefruit League game pitch this spring, Orioles right-hander Tommy Hunter came out of his four-inning Single-A minor league game Friday confident he will be healthy and ready for Opening Day.
Hunter, who entered the spring...
| Mar 24, 2012
| 1:39 PM
Orioles manager Buck Showalter has said selecting his cleanup hitter will be one of spring’s toughest decisions.
And judging by the production of his top two candidates – Matt Wieters and Adam Jones – during Saturday’s 12-3...
| Mar 25, 2012
| 6:25 PM
Outfielder Jai Miller, who has been shelved for several days because of tendinitis in his right knee, may be able to play in Monday's night game against the Pirates.
Miller, who is out of minor league options and is fighting for a bench spot, hasn't...
| Apr 1, 2012
| 6:32 AM
The Orioles play in their final Grapefruit League game today against the Rays. After today, the Orioles will play three more exhibition games, including the first two at Ed Smith Stadium against Florida Southern on Monday night and then State College of...
| Apr 1, 2012
| 4:00 PM
Two likely members of the Orioles' starting rotation — left-hander Wei-Yin Chen and right-hander Tommy Hunter — made their final spring starts Sunday afternoon to varying degrees of success.
Chen, pitching against the Tampa Bay Rays in the...
| Apr 2, 2012
| 7:01 PM
SARASOTA, Fla. — It seemed apparent for a week, after Ryan Flaherty's competition for the Orioles' utility infielder spot departed camp, but on Monday, it became official.
Orioles manager Buck Showalter told Flaherty, the Orioles' Rule 5 Draft pick...
| Apr 3, 2012
| 5:04 PM
After his final outing of the spring Tuesday, Orioles left-hander Tsuyoshi Wada said he felt physically ready to join the big league club for Opening Day in Baltimore on Friday.
But the Orioles brass believes Wada, who signed a two-year, $8.14 million...
| Apr 4, 2012
| 6:49 PM
Much has been made about Dan Duquette's offseason focus of strengthening the Orioles' starting rotation — retooling it with pitchers capable of providing quality innings — but it's in the bullpen where the team's new executive vice president...
| Apr 6, 2012
| 6:06 PM
Weeks before the annual ritual of jogging down the orange carpet in front of a sellout crowd — before the loud ovation Nick Markakis received during his pre-game introduction — there was the isolation of those back fields in Sarasota. Doing...
| Apr 10, 2012
| 9:49 PM
The night was staged for Orioles left-hander Wei-Yin Chen to take the spotlight. And with more than 1 million viewers in his native Taiwan watching his big league debut half a world away at 7 a.m. there, Chen nearly pitched well enough to earn his first...
| Apr 27, 2012
| 6:26 AM
It wasn’t that long ago when we looked at the Orioles bullpen and didn’t know what to make of it.
Yes, there were plenty of quality arms – and several that entered the season with some track record of late-inning success – but the...
| Apr 27, 2012
| 9:29 PM
For the first time in nearly seven years, the Orioles had a chance to go six games over .500 on Friday night. Instead, they received a middling performance from their de facto ace while their offense provided less pop than the plate umpire.