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  • Despite past success with bat, Zach Britton unlikely to pinch-hit vs. Pirates

    Despite past success with bat, Zach Britton unlikely to pinch-hit vs. Pirates
    PITTSBURGH — When the Orioles began to prepare for interleague play in National League ballparks, they had relief pitcher Zach Britton take batting practice with the starters. Britton handled the bat well in limited action in 2011, and the club...
  • Chris Davis hits three HRs as Orioles crush Pittsburgh Pirates, 9-2, on Tuesday

    Chris Davis hits three HRs as Orioles crush Pittsburgh Pirates, 9-2, on Tuesday
    PITTSBURGH -- Before Orioles slugger Chris Davis left for PNC Park on Tuesday, he made a proclamation to his wife. Davis was giving himself a mulligan for the first seven weeks of the season. “I told Jill, I’m just going to start over. I&...
  • 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...
  • Handicapping the remaining roster spots

    Handicapping the remaining roster spots
    The Orioles are expected to make more cuts Wednesday. They actually may come in two waves, since the Orioles have split-squad road games -- one at 1:05 p.m. and 7:05 p.m. By my calculation – and in my opinion -- there are 21 guys who...
  • Sports history fills Ted Patterson's head, memorabilia fills his Towson home

    Sports history fills Ted Patterson's head, memorabilia fills his Towson home
    Ted Patterson is looking forward to attending his 41st consecutive Baltimore Orioles opening day March 31 when the hometown team hosts the Boston Red Sox. Of the previous 40 openers since the Ohio native relocated here, he said the most memorable of the...
  • Orioles make four roster cuts; Nolan Reimold removed from starting lineup

    Orioles make four roster cuts; Nolan Reimold removed from starting lineup
    PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- With just four days until Opening Day rosters must be finalized, the Orioles made four cuts Wednesday afternoon, optioning outfielder Henry Urrutia and right-hander Steve Johnson to Triple-A Norfolk and reassigning outfielder...
  • Baseball experts weigh in about the Orioles heading into the 2014 season

    Baseball experts weigh in about the Orioles heading into the 2014 season
    A look at some baseball experts' observations about the Orioles as they prepare for the start of the 2014 season. "This division, you can flip a coin and say who's going to win. But I'm flipping my coin towards the Orioles being a postseason team."...
  • International language of baseball unites Orioles' clubhouse

    International language of baseball unites Orioles' clubhouse
    SARASOTA, Fla. -- Dominican slugger Nelson Cruz sat at his new locker a few weeks ago and surveyed the Orioles' spring training clubhouse. In one corner, Taiwanese pitcher Wei-Yin Chen was huddled with his interpreter. On the other side of the room,...
  • Nothing like Jim Johnson off the mound, Tommy Hunter hopes to produce like him on it

    Nothing like Jim Johnson off the mound, Tommy Hunter hopes to produce like him on it
    SARASOTA, Fla. — If there is one thing you need to know about reliever Tommy Hunter, it is that he is the interpersonal opposite of the guy the Orioles hope he replaces in the critical closer role. Jim Johnson, who last year became the first...
  • Orioles hit four home runs in 10-8 win over the Toronto Blue Jays

    Orioles hit four home runs in 10-8 win over the Toronto Blue Jays
    TORONTO – Balls can fly when the roof of the Rogers Centre is closed, so the Orioles still had plenty of time Wednesday after they fell behind by five runs in the second inning against the Toronto Blue Jays. And designated hitter Nelson Cruz,...
  • Orioles players would like their own way to honor late PR director Barlow in 2014

    Orioles players would like their own way to honor late PR director Barlow in 2014
    Even though the Orioles have made plans to honor late public relations director Monica Barlow as part of a pregame ceremony on Opening Day, players would like to have another way to remember Barlow on the field throughout the season. That’s not...
  • Pigtown's Steve Clevenger goes from watching Opening Day in the stands to being on the field

    Pigtown's Steve Clevenger goes from watching Opening Day in the stands to being on the field
    Orioles catcher Steve Clevenger regularly made it to Opening Day at Camden Yards growing up, even if it meant missing school. Clevenger grew up just across the street from Oriole Park in the Pigtown neighborhood of Baltimore, so making his first Opening...