Britton is continuing his throwing progression with back-to-back throwing sessions Thursday and Friday then take Saturday off and then throw three straight days, when Britton said he would likely begin to mix in some offspeed pitches.
There's no doubt that Dylan Bundy is a huge part of the Orioles future. He's yet to throw a professional pitch, but has already been tabbed the organization's top prospect by Baseball America. MLB.com ranked him the 10th-best prospect in all of baseball.
The Orioles are near an agreement on a trade that would send starter Jeremy Guthrie, to the Colorado Rockies for two players, believed to be pitchers Jason Hammel and Matt Lindstrom, according to industry sources.
The Orioles' Chris Tillman is fighting to make sure he's not the odd man out. The inconsistent righty has plenty of pitchers ahead of him in the Orioles' rotation competition, but he's still just 23 and is looking to prove he's capable of being the star the team envisioned when they traded for him.
The Orioles are interested in trading for the White Sox's Gavin Floyd and Carlos Quentin. The Orioles, known to be seeking pitchers and an outfielder, have spoken with the White Sox "several times" at the winter meetings, according to Dan Duquette.
His contract set to expire at the end of October, Orioles president of baseball operations Andy MacPhail is expected to step down from his position after Wednesday's season finale, perhaps as soon as Thursday.
With the Jets coming to town this weekend, John Harbaugh said he has no plans to censor his players this week. ... Harbaugh defended his decision to leave Joe Flacco in for the entirety of Sunday's blowout. ... Haruki Nakamura could miss at least a month with a right knee injury. ... Vladimir Guerrero became the all-time MLB leader in hits by a Dominican-born player on Monday night. He also sparked a four-run rally that helped the Orioles beat the reeling Red Sox. ... Buck Showalter is day-to-day with an ankle injury.
The streaking Orioles beat the Tigers, 6-5, on Thursday night, giving them their eighth win in 10 games. ... Brian Matusz could get one more start. ... Ravens offensive coordinator Cam Cameron defended the offense¿s pace of play in the fourth quarter of Sunday¿s loss.
John Harbaugh said Monday that the Ravens may sit Lee Evans and Domonique Foxworth until they are fully healthy. ... Harbaugh also revisited the decision to kick that fourth-quarter field goal in Sunday's loss to the Titans. ... Tuesday at 4 p.m. is the deadline for the Ravens to reach a long-term deal with Haloti Ngata. ... The Orioles beat the Red Sox, 6-5, in the first game of Monday's doubleheader before dropping a dreadful 18-9 shootout in which Brian Matusz didn't make it out of the second inning. ... Professional hockey returns to Baltimore on Tuesday night when the Capitals and Predators play in the inaugural Baltimore Hockey Classic.