- The 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
- Reserves Xavier Avery and Steve Tolleson both hit two-run homers off Phillies reliever Ernesto Frieri as part of a five-run fourth inning. Garabez Rosa hit a game-tying homer and Ryan Flaherty scored on a wild pitch in the ninth as the Orioles won their exhibition finale, 8-7, over the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park.
- For the first time since 2005, the Orioles will be well-represented at the All-Star Game. Major League Baseball announced the Adam Jones, Matt Wieters and Jim Johnson have been selected by their peers to play for the American League in the Midseason Classic at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City.