- SARASOTA, Fla. -- If the Orioles complete the signing of infielder Everth Cabrera this week, there will be room to question why the club was willing to take a chance on a player who was involved in the Biogenesis scandal and has a pending charge of misdemeanor resisting arrest hanging over his head.
- After the most difficult year of his professional life, Orioles outfielder Nelson Cruz is reborn as the American League's top slugger.
- Nelson Cruz hit two more home runs -- his 18th and 19th of the season -- but Bud Norris put the Orioles in another early hole. And they couldn't recover in an 8-3 loss to the Brewers in the series finale at Miller Park.
- If you think, or are hoping, the 162-game suspension imposed on New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez has brought an end to the Biogenesis saga or A-Rod¿s controvery-laced career, think again.
- Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy said he believes players are glad that baseball has taken added measures to try to rid the game of performance-enhancing drugs.
- SAN DIEGO ¿ The Orioles open a brief two-game series at Petco Park ¿ the first stop on a three-city, eight-game interleague road trip through the NL West.
- Orioles infielder and designated hitter Danny Valencia, whose name reportedly appeared on a list from Biogenesis, the defunct Miami-area anti-aging clinic, was cleared of any involvement and did not receive a suspension.