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  • Orioles looking forward to getting back to Camden Yards

    Orioles looking forward to getting back to Camden Yards
    I’m currently on the Amtrak heading home from New York. I’ve slept in my own bed for just two nights since Feb. 10, so heading back to Baltimore for the Orioles’ nine-game homestand will be a welcome change. The Orioles played nine...
  • Brian Matusz will start in Orioles' bullpen, but he's still an option to start

    Brian Matusz will start in Orioles' bullpen, but he's still an option to start
    SARASOTA, Fla. — Even though left-hander Brian Matusz will open the season pitching out of the Orioles' bullpen, where he flourished in the final five weeks of the season, manager Buck Showalter said he still sees Matusz as an option to start....
  • Sarasota is diamond destination for Orioles fans

    For Baltimore baseball fans inspired by the Orioles' surprising success last year, spring training couldn't have come soon enough. Those who never wanted that magic season to end along with newbie Birds fans are already flocking in droves to the team's...
  • After performing well at WBC, Jonathan Schoop likely starting season as Triple-A shortstop

    After performing well at WBC, Jonathan Schoop likely starting season as Triple-A shortstop
    FORT MYERS, Fla. -- After playing a strong World Baseball Classic with the Netherlands, Orioles top position prospect Jonathan Schoop is slated to return to major league camp on Tuesday, where manager Buck Showalter said he intends to get a few more looks...
  • Orioles prospect Jonathan Schoop returns from World Baseball Classic

     Orioles prospect Jonathan Schoop returns from World Baseball Classic
    Orioles top infield prospect Jonathan Schoop returned to Ed Smith Stadium on Wednesday after playing on the world’s stage as part of an upstart Netherlands team that made it to the World Baseball Classic semifinals before losing to the eventual...
  • Orioles notes: Nolan Reimold, Adam Jones, catchers, lineup

    Orioles notes: Nolan Reimold, Adam Jones, catchers, lineup
    It’s not exactly sunny Florida here today in Sarasota. It’s been raining off and on most of the morning. The forecast has occasional thunderstorms predicted for 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 to 4 p.m. So, yes, there is a window to play. (I love...
  • Orioles right-hander Jake Arrieta's fastball fluid vs. Yankees, but walks were costly

    Orioles right-hander Jake Arrieta's fastball fluid vs. Yankees, but walks were costly
    TAMPA, Fla. – One of Jake Arrieta’s goals in the early part of spring training is to pound the lower part of the strike zone with his mid-90s fastball, to tempt hitters to chop balls into the ground and let his defense make plays behind him....
  • Plans for third annual President's Cup baseball tournament unveiled

    Plans for third annual President's Cup baseball tournament unveiled
    On Wednesday, the sunny, breezy first day of spring, City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young walked up to a podium inside the Warehouse at Camden Yards and started to sniff the air. Young asked an audience that included area high school players...
  • Five Baltimore Orioles stats that stand out this week

    Five Baltimore Orioles stats that stand out this week
    Each Wednesday, blogger Matt Vensel will highlight five statistics that really mean something for the Orioles. zero -- runs allowed by Pedro Strop in six games for the Dominican Republic in the World Baseball Classic. Orioles position players Adam...
  • Zach Britton's rotation chances take a hit with bad outing

    Zach Britton's rotation chances take a hit with bad outing
    SARASOTA, Fla. — Although the Orioles aren't making any proclamations about their rotation with Opening Day looming in less than two weeks, Zach Britton's chances of going north with the club seemingly took a hit Wednesday as he failed to get out of...
  • Orioles pre-game notes on Roberts, Reimold, Jones, Gonzalez, lineups

    Orioles pre-game notes on Roberts, Reimold, Jones, Gonzalez, lineups
    Just met with Orioles manager Buck Showalter prior to tonight’s game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Sarasota. Here are some highlights: Brian Roberts is back in the Orioles lineup Thursday after fouling a ball off his ankle in the sixth...
  • Pedro Strop returns to Orioles as a World Baseball Classic champion

    Pedro Strop returns to Orioles as a World Baseball Classic champion
    Reliever Pedro Strop, who threw 6 2/3 scoreless innings for the Dominican Republic’s World Baseball Classic championship team, was back with the Orioles on Thursday, doling out hugs to teammates while grinning non-stop. “It was unbelievable....