A start such as the one right-hander Dylan Bundy delivered in the Orioles’ 3-0 victory over the Rays was a long time coming. The 26-year-old right-hander hadn’t completed seven innings since July 29 of last season
Orioles left-hander John Means built up his arm strength at a pitching facility this offseason, and honed the changeup that baffled the New York Yankees both there and with new Orioles "changeup guru" Chris Holt.
Projecting the Orioles' Opening Day roster after a round of cuts including Austin Hays, Anthony Santander, and Cody Carroll provided plenty of clarity into Mike Elias and Brandon Hyde's reasoning as they build the 25-man roster.
Orioles manager Brandon Hyde said the team has had discussions about using an opener to begin games as opposed to a traditional starter, but there's too much undecided on the team to determine that at this point.