Orioles manager Buck Showalter said earlier this spring that infielder Everth Cabrera would likely see time in the outfield this spring, and Cabrera will make his first Grapefruit League start this afternoon, starting in center field and leading off against the Philadelphia Phillies at Bright House Field.
The Orioles added four players to their 40-man roster last week and are expected to sign infielder Rey Navarro to a major league contract this week, putting their suddenly crowded 40-man at 38 players.
Struggling Orioles right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez will be sent to the bullpen for the time being, manager Buck Showalter announced before Tuesday's game against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field.
After an MRI on Tuesday, Orioles third baseman Manny Machado was diagnosed with a right knee ligament sprain. In some ways, that was good news. But it appears that this injury could force Machado to the 15-day disabled list.
Francisco Peguero hit a three-run triple with two outs in the eighth inning to cap a seven-run frame to give the Orioles a 9-7 comeback win over the Toronto Blue Jays in their Grapefruit League home opener in front of 6,901 at Ed Smith Stadium.
While the Orioles signings of Delmon Young and Alexi Casilla over the past few days aren't groundbreaking -- I know a lot of fans just see it as more frustrating examples of bargain-bin shopping -- and by no means are they going to push the team over the top, they definitely fill some needs.