Chance Sisco and Austin Wynns have long been cast against each other in their climbs toward major league catching roles, and nothing about that has changed as they vie each day in the Sarasota sun to make the Orioles' Opening Day roster to back up Caleb Joseph.
Orioles left-hander Tanner Scott, the organization's No. 6 prospect, is being used as a traditional reliever so far in spring training with short outings, but will still work on a shortened starter's schedule at Triple-A Norfolk when the season begins.
Orioles manager Buck Showalter didn't seem to take the allegations of tampering stemming from Aaron Judge telling Manny Machado he'd look good in pinstripes too seriously, joking that he was glad Machado got away with recruiting Judge.
New Oriole Danny Valencia on being a menace to left-handed pitchers; right fielder DH Mark Trumbo is still working through some quadriceps soreness; the Orioles will have celebrity bat boys on Sunday night.
Manager Buck Showalter isn't saying which of his starting pitchers will start on Opening Day, but if you listen to his comments about the O's projected rotation on Saturday and read between the lines, it should be pretty obvious that it will be Dylan Bundy.
Orioles left-hander Richard Bleier became one of the game's most successful and consistent relievers with a sneaky sinker in 2017. It might seem hard to envision more in spring training, but manager Buck Showalter wants more of the same.
Orioles top prospect Austin Hays singled and drove in a run in his return from over a week out with a shoulder problem, and manager Buck Showalter said it didn't put him behind the competition in the team's outfield battle.
Orioles starter Dylan Bundy pitched a simulated game Wednesday instead of making a Grapefruit League start. That's because manager Buck Showalter wants to limit the exposure of his starters to divisional rivals.