- Hyun Soo Kim, even after an offseason of hope for an expanded role, is still finding his opportunities limited with the Orioles.
As a catcher who early in his career came under a lot of scrutiny for his work behind the plate,
Caleb JosephJ.J. Hardy and the Orioles defense devolved into some "ugly baseball" after an inning-ending double play wasn't executed Tuesday.Facing a Red Sox team decimated by illness, manager Buck Showalter said the Orioles have been sick too, but haven't broadcasted it.The Orioles are close to announcing their fifth starter for Saturday, but manager Buck Showalter said it isn't too influenced by what has happened in Norfolk.The Orioles’ ever-fluid outfield rotation took a unique twist on Tuesday, with Trey Mancini getting the start in front of the Green Monster in left field.Through four games this season, the performance of the Orioles’ rotation as a collective stands in stark contrast with the bullpen, which has gone the entireThe Orioles play for the first time under the new LED lights at Camden Yards, and there's some question about how they'll impact the product on the field.Orioles manager Buck Showalter said there's no point in waiting to see if rookie Trey Mancini can handle right field on the major league roster.The Orioles opened another promising season with a group of mostly familiar faces jogging down the orange carpet as part the pageantry of Opening DayThe Orioles’ Opening Day roster became much clearer Thursday as the team broke camp after its final Grapefruit League game at Ed Smith Stadium.Orioles closer Zach Britton struggled with his location Wednesday against the Tampa Bay Rays in what was his longest and last Grapefruit League outing.Several Orioles stars made their first and only road trip of the Grapefruit League season Wednesday for a 15-6 slog of a loss to the Tampa Bay Rays, and watchedWade Miley entered his final spring training start Tuesday needing to prove to Buck Showalter he was physically ready for the season.It's complicated, but Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Trey Mancini has "done his part" in his effort to make the Opening Day roster.One of the Orioles’ ugliest Grapefruit League games of the season might have overshadowed right-hander Tyler Wilson’s continuing late spring-training surge forWith auditions essentially done, Buck Showalter said the team has a good idea of who will be the fifth starter on April 15.From Chance Sisco to Jayson Aquino, the players whose stock has risen most in Orioles camp starred Sunday in Dunedin.Orioles right-hander Chris Tillman began his road back to the mound Sunday with a game of catch, and will head north with the team on Opening Day.Left-hander Jayson Aquino hopes to put a fitting capstone on his breakout spring training Sunday with his first Grapefruit League start.After two years dealing with severe effects from sixth concussion of career, veteran outfielder Craig Gentry a favorite for Orioles roster spot.Chris Lee has been optioned to Triple-A Norfolk, but not eliminated from contention for the fifth starter job, Buck Showalter said.Mike Wright's most recent start, and the struggles of the Orioles' rotation candidates, left Buck Showalter wistful of Chris Tillman's return.Orioles starters Kevin Gausman and Dylan Bundy each made his deepest outing of the spring Friday at Twin Lakes Park.The Orioles have a week left in camp to make all their big Opening Day decisions on their Rule 5 picks, Trey Mancini, and their fifth starter.Behind where he was this time last year, Tyler Wilson has to remain confident that even if he doesn't make the Opening Day roster that his method will still be best for the long run.With spring training winding down, the Orioles are hoping for more out of veterans Chris Davis, Mark Trumbo, Dan DuquetteTop prospect Chance Sisco is still in Orioles camp, and no other non-roster catcher is. It's just another sign that he's close.He's been out for nearly two weeks with a hamstring injury, but Seth Smith doesn't think he will open season on the disabled list.Orioles manager Buck Showalter calls them “JICs,” or “just in case” players, and considers their presence a good evaluation opportunity.The Orioles made their largest round of roster cuts this spring Sunday, trimming their spring training roster by four players.Orioles right-hander Chris Tillman, who was slated to resume throwing in the middle of this week, now will restart his throwing progression next SundayAdam Jones’ game-saving catch in Team USA’s 6-3 win over the Dominican Republic at PETCO Park in San Diego occurred well after midnight Sunday morning, so fewThe focus of the Orioles’ Pedro Alvarez experiment is centered on whether the slugger can hold his own defensively in the outfield. But Alvarez has reminded the