Orioles right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez was roughed up for four runs over two innings in his second spring start as the club lost, 6-5, to the Philadelphia Phillies at Ed Smith Stadium in front of an announced 7,010.
The Orioles roughed up right-hander A.J. Burnett ¿ one of the team¿s top offseason free-agent targets ¿ for six runs on seven hits over three innings on their way to a 14-3 Grapefruit League win over the Philadelphia Phillies.
SARASOTA, Fla. ¿ Even though the Orioles handed out a historic four-year, $48-million deal to right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez, the club believes it has gotten a deal given the money being handed out on the free-agent market.
On the eve of the first workout for pitchers and catchers this spring, the Orioles once again traveled an international route Thursday in an attempt to improve their pitching staff, agreeing to terms with South Korean right-handed pitcher Suk-min Yoon on a three-year deal, according to an industry source.
Before anyone goes off on how the Orioles came up short on another veteran free agent pitcher, that reported $16 million guarantee that A.J. Burnett got from the Philadelphia Phillies apparently is for just one year.
While fans are waiting for the high-profile signing that Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette has promised, Jones said he'll leave the negotiating to the club's front office for now while he prepares for spring training to start this month.
Orioles fans flocked to the Baltimore Convention Center on Saturday morning, a trail of orange and black surrounding the entire building almost an hour before the doors opened for the club's annual FanFest.