Outfielder Joey Rickard jump-started his season for the Tides on Friday with a 5-for-5 effort in their 5-2 win over Buffalo at Harbor Park. Rickard, 26, entered the game batting .250 (7-for-28), but left it batting .364 with an .899 OPS.
Five pieces of fallout from the Orioles' four-year agreement with right-hander Alex Cobb, including what happens to the rest of the fifth starter candidates, how they build a bullpen and bench, and what it says about the Orioles both this year and going forward
Back in Orioles camp for a third straight year, slugger Pedro Álvarez hopes a longer spring than he's had with the team in the past will help him make the roster after spending most of 2017 in the minors.
Orioles right-hander Chris Tillman scattered six hits and allowed one run without a walk in his second Grapefruit League start against the Detroit Tigers, a week after walking six in two inefficient innings in his debut.
Orioles outfielder Anthony Santander has used an extended run in the Grapefruit League to show the Orioles that they might have more on their hands than a Rule 5 requirement once the regular season begins.
Orioles top prospect Austin Hays singled and drove in a run in his return from over a week out with a shoulder problem, and manager Buck Showalter said it didn't put him behind the competition in the team's outfield battle.
The Orioles took advantage of Astros left-hander Dallas Keuchel¿s control problems, scoring two runs on a pair of bases-loaded walks in the fifth inning on their way to a 4-1 win over the Astros in front of an announced 29,609 at Minute Maid Park.
The Orioles hit a spring-high four homers off Pittsburgh Pirates pitching Friday afternoon in a 6-5 win at Ed Smith Stadium. It was the Orioles' sixth victory in seven Grapefruit League games this spring.
Jake Arrieta turned in one of his best outings of this season in the Orioles' 7-1 bashing of the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday. It was another one of those is-this-really-happening kind of storylines in the Orioles' improbable 2012 season.