Shortstop Everth Cabrera is eligible to come off the 15-day disabled list Friday after missing the last two weeks with a left foot contusion, and is likely to return this weekend in Miami, Showalter said.
An MRI performed on Everth Cabrera¿s left foot Friday morning came back clean. Cabrera, who was placed on the 15-day DL with a bruised left foot Thursday, remains confident he will be ready to return when he¿s eligible on May 22.
Gold Glove shortstop J.J. Hardy makes season debut against New York Yankees after missing the first six weeks of the Orioles' season with a shoulder injury. To make room, infielder Everth Cabrera was placed on the disabled list.
In all likelihood, Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy and utility man Ryan Flaherty will be on their way to New York this morning to meet up with the team for tonight¿s series opener against the Yankees at Yankee Stadium.
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.
In his second spring start, right-hander Miguel Gonzalez allowed two runs over three innings as the Orioles lost, 5-2, to the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday afternoon in front of an announced sellout crowd of 7,403, the team¿s fifth sellout in six home games at Ed Smith Stadium.
¿One day after Orioles reserves orchestrated a late-inning rally that fell just short, they again came back late and this time beat the Tampa Bay Rays, 3-2, for the club's first Grapefruit League win of the spring on Thursday afternoon at Charlotte Sports Park.
The Orioles will play their first split-squad games of spring training Thursday when they travel to Port Charlotte to face the Tampa Bay Rays at 1:05 p.m. and then play host to the Toronto Blue Jays at Ed Smith Stadium at 7:05 p.m.
Not only did pitching prospect Hunter Harvey retire four of the five batters he faced in Sunday's intrasquad game, but his fastball also showed impressive velocity in his first time facing hitters in a game situation since last July.
Right-hander Jason Garcia, one of the Orioles' two Rule 5 picks this spring, is considered a long shot to make the Opening Day roster, especially considering the number of relievers in camp and the fact that he hasn¿t pitched above Low-A.
If shortstop J.J. Hardy had not spent most of the 2014 season trying to play through a painful back injury that forced him to alter his swing and trade power for playing time, would he have bypassed free agency for the three-year, $40 million contract he signed right in the middle of the Orioles' postseason run?
After Nick Markakis' comments Wednesday to USA Today, Orioles manager Buck Showalter said he had a text-message dialogue with Markakis on Thursday indicating that the outfielder's statements were taken out of context.
The last time Orioles first baseman Chris Davis was here in Sarasota, he was serving his 25-game suspension for illegal Adderall use, the biggest fish in a small pond getting his swings in during instructional league games.
SARASOTA, Fla. ¿ Orioles third baseman Manny Machado will have no restrictions in spring training as he returns from a second knee surgery in as many years. Still, he admits the wait for this moment has been a struggle.
The Orioles' pending one-year deal with infielder Everth Cabrera is still moving forward, but executive vice president Dan Duquette said Thursday that he wasn't certain that it would be finalized by the end of the week.
The Orioles have not finalized a one-year deal with free agent infielder Everth Cabrera, but the strong possibility that they will is certain to spark some debate over the wisdom of acquiring a player with significant off-the-field issues.
SARASOTA, Fla. -- If the Orioles complete the signing of infielder Everth Cabrera this week, there will be room to question why the club was willing to take a chance on a player who was involved in the Biogenesis scandal and has a pending charge of misdemeanor resisting arrest hanging over his head.
Orioles infielder and designated hitter Danny Valencia, whose name reportedly appeared on a list from Biogenesis, the defunct Miami-area anti-aging clinic, was cleared of any involvement and did not receive a suspension.