Despite the Orioles’ moves to address their starting pitching problems during spring training, the past few days served as a reminder that there are still many unanswered questions in terms of this team’s rotation. Those questions could dictate how the Orioles line up the rest of their pitching.
Orioles first baseman Chris Davis didn't have a hit out of the leadoff spot in the team's three-game series to open the season against the Minnesota Twins, but he still believes it's the best place for him to hit for both himself and the team.
Orioles third base coach Bobby Dickerson threw a classic Louisiana crawfish boil for the team Thursday, and the Orioles turned it into a diploma ceremony for the new 52-year-old graduate of Nicholls State University.
For the Orioles, a spring of uncertainty spent looking for signs that right-hander Chris Tillman would be able to move on from his 2017 collapse and regain his place as a reliable part of the rotation looks like it will continue beyond March.
With two extra-base hits at the plate and a pair of throwing miscues behind it Thursday, Orioles catching prospect Chance Sisco's entire candidacy to make the Opening Day roster--good and bad--was on display Thursday against the Boston Red Sox.
Orioles right-hander Mike Wright Jr. had a second straight poor outing Thursday, and said after the game that he hopes what he did earlier in the spring will be enough to help him break camp with the Orioles.
New Orioles right-hander Alex Cobb threw a bullpen Thursday on his first full day with his new club, and discussed with the coaching staff how they'll get him ready for major league action on an abbreviated schedule.
The Orioles were about to hand a prime-time assignment to top pitching prospect Hunter Harvey Wednesday against the New York Yankees, but Tuesday's rainout and the addition of Alex Cobb to the rotation conspired to see him sent out of major league camp.
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.