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  • Former Arundel standout Pleffner looks to advance in Nationals' system

    Former Arundel standout Pleffner looks to advance in Nationals' system
    Shawn Pleffner, 24, took a lead off second base at the minor-league complex of the Washington Nationals at Viera, Fla., on a 72-degree day. The former Arundel High School standout was among a group of four top minor-league prospects working on leads...
  • Nick Markakis uncertain for Opening Day and other Orioles notes

    Nick Markakis uncertain for Opening Day and other Orioles notes
    Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis might not play in Monday’s regular-season opener at Camden Yards against the defending World Series champion Boston Red Sox because of lingering neck stiffness. Manager Buck Showalter said Markakis, who was...
  • Orioles, Ubaldo Jimenez hope they're perfect dance partners

    Orioles, Ubaldo Jimenez hope they're perfect dance partners
    Ubaldo Jimenez’s baseball career is well-documented. His ups and downs in the major leagues have been thoroughly dissected. A wunderkind who once was among baseball’s best young pitchers, Jimenez’s career trajectory plummeted...
  • Oriole baseball history includes loss to Westminster in 1885 [Column]

    Roses are red, violets are blue. I hate snow ... and you should too. For those with a bad case of chionophobia — a fear of snow — no worries, spring is near. We know this because last Monday was Opening Day for the Baltimore Orioles. After...
  • Over 40 baseball league 'just a bunch of guys who still want to play'

     Over 40 baseball league 'just a bunch of guys who still want to play'
    Wood bats, regulation uniforms and a desire to compete against peers are just part of what drives Baltimore Senior Baseball Over 40 League players to lace up their spikes every Sunday morning from April to August for some old-fashioned hardball. The...
  • 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...
  • Now that Orioles failed to sign Bronson Arroyo, what's next in their free-agent search?

    Now that Orioles failed to sign Bronson Arroyo, what's next in their free-agent search?
    The Orioles’ search for a starting pitcher to upgrade their rotation took a major hit Friday when right-hander Bronson Arroyo -- one of the club’s top offseason targets -- chose the Arizona Diamondbacks over the Orioles. The two sides agreed...
  • Spurning Orioles, Bronson Arroyo signs two-year deal with Arizona Diamondbacks

    Spurning Orioles, Bronson Arroyo signs two-year deal with Arizona Diamondbacks
    The Orioles were in the race for free-agent starter Bronson Arroyo, one of their top offseason targets, until the very end, but ultimately saw the right-hander agree to a two-year deal worth a guaranteed $23.5 million with the Arizona Diamondbacks on...
  • There's plenty to like about Ubaldo Jimenez, but move is still a gamble for Orioles

    There's plenty to like about Ubaldo Jimenez, but move is still a gamble for Orioles
    The Orioles finally made a necessary splash Monday, agreeing to terms with free-agent starter Ubaldo Jimenez on a four-year, $48 million that gives the club a veteran starter to bolster a substandard rotation. There are some things to like about the...
  • Meek, a reliever on the comeback trail, hopes it leads to Baltimore

    Meek, a reliever on the comeback trail, hopes it leads to Baltimore
    SARASOTA, FLA. — Evan Meek's journey from Rule 5 pick, to All-Star reliever, to nonroster spring training invitee has taken its share of wild twists and turns, but the Orioles hope that they've snagged the 30-year-old at just the right time. "A...
  • Taking a look at the Orioles free agents' landing spots

    Taking a look at the Orioles free agents' landing spots
    Back in October, we asked how many of the Orioles' nine free agents were likely to return in 2014. Now, with less than five weeks until spring training, it could end up that none of them return to Baltimore. The Orioles wanted to keep right-hander Scott...
  • Who deserves the Hall of Fame?

    The Baseball Hall of Fame Class of 2014 is being announced on Wednesday, and it is completely loaded with lots of candidates who are eligible for the first time, along with a slew of candidates who have been on the ballot previously, and one candidate,...