Nate Karns didn't pitch for over a week in a game due to arm soreness, and manager Brandon Hyde said that hinders him being able to be stretched out to start the year in the Orioles' rotation to start the season.
After a strange major league debut in September, Orioles lefty John Means spent the offseason looking to add strength to bump his velocity back up from a dip that lasted all of 2018. He also dove into some of the progressive analytics the team now employs.
Dylan Bundy pitched well around two home runs in three innings for the Orioles, but rotation candidate David Hess retired all nine batters he faced in a 9-4 Grapefruit League win over the Minnesota Twins on Monday.
For Orioles catcher Chance Sisco, it was "all negative" in 2018 and it showed. How his new body and new mindset have led to an early breakout with three spring training home runs in his first three games.
The Orioles released their 2019 promotional schedule Wednesday and announced that individual game tickets will go on sale to the general public Friday at 10 a.m. Birdland Members (season-plan holders) will receive a special presale opportunity Thursday at 10:00 a.m.
Orioles manager Brandon Hyde discussed the possibility of using an opener the way the Tampa Bay Rays did, with plenty to weigh in terms of the team's ultimate ambitions this season and the staff they can put together before making that decision.
With Richie Martin and Drew Jackson lined up beside each other on the infield for the first Orioles road game of the spring, manager Brandon Hyde said he had a good impression of the two Rule 5 players.
Hunter Harvey, the one-time top pitching prospect in the Orioles' organization, will use a split-fingered fastball for the first time in games on Monday. It's a pitch he wasn't allowed to throw before but helped his All-Star father, Bryan, reach the big leagues.
Orioles top prospect Yusniel Diaz re-incorporated a leg lift in place of a toe-tap to his swing this year, which he said allows him to be more relaxed at the plate and helped him muscle out his first Grapefruit League home run Saturday against the Minnesota Twins.
Chance Sisco, the one-time top prospect who had a disappointing 2018 not unlike the team as a whole, homered on his first swing of the Grapefruit League campaign to stake the Orioles to the early lead they rode to a 7-2 win over the Minnesota Twins at Ed Smith Stadium on Saturday.
Orioles manager Brandon Hyde said the visa situation that has kept catcher Jesús Sucre in Venezuela as spring training rolls on without him is "going in the right direction," but all he could say about a pending arrival was that it was "hopefully in the next couple of weeks."
Orioles outfielder Mike Yastrzemski is in major league camp for the first time after years of battling injuries and failing to meet the lofty heights of his first full professional season, and no one can deny that he belongs.
New executive vice president and general manager Mike Elias bantered with relievers Mychal Givens and Richard Bleier for long after their teammates left, an exchange that in Bleier's mind is a vital piece to helping the Orioles' long, daunting road back to winning begin smoothly.
Orioles manager Brandon Hyde said his conversations with new shortstop Alcides Escobar have him excited to get the veteran infielder who won the World Series with the Kansas City Royals around his young ballclub and in the clubhouse.
After one full season at third base, Ryan Mountcastle is learning a third position since he was drafted in 2015, as the Orioles' best hitting prospect worked at first base during Monday's full-squad workout.
Branden Kline spoke to The Baltimore Sun about how the measures of success change for players like him, how and why he's better than before, and how his injuries and subsequent return changed his outlook on life and the game.