SARASOTA, FLA. — Adam Jones sent out a cryptic tweet on Saturday afternoon, saying "I might have TERRIBLE news for Orioles fans," and followed with a series of sad face emojis.
It didn't take long for the bad news to be revealed. Jones confirmed that the practice of him hitting the Orioles' star of the game in the face with a pie during the postgame MASN television interview has been banned for safety reasons.
"It's no ones fault,'' Jones tweeted minutes later. "It's just about safety. At the end of the day it can be dangerous so we're being smart."
It isn't the only new safety measure. Players apparently will not be allowed to ride Solowheels or hoverboards.
Gallardo's first bullpen: Gallardo, who joined the Orioles on Thursday, threw his first spring training bullpen session with his new team during Saturday's workout. Manager Buck Showalter said Gallardo looked good and he threw the fastball, breaking ball and changeup during his bullpen session. Because he joined the team six days into camp, the Orioles will give him an extra day between bullpen sessions, so he is scheduled to throw his next one Monday.