The Orioles' first intrasquad game was a chance for prospects and veterans alike to prove themselves. Minor leaguer L.J. Hoes hit the game-winning triple, and Mark Reynolds turned in strong performance at third base.
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.