- Before long, and even more so than usual, every Orioles box score you see from the Grapefruit League will feature several unfamiliar names, and very people
Earlier this spring, new
Oriolescatcher Welington Castillo
With barely a look back,
Oriolescenter fielder Adam JonesRight-hander Mike Wright delivered a solid three-inning performance in his second start of the spring, allowing just a run on two hits in the Orioles 3-2A second-string Orioles lineup had a terrible time with Tampa Bay’s World Baseball Classic-bound ace Chris Archer and the Rays’ pitchers in general Saturday,Take away the wind blowing in at LECOM Park and the Orioles might've had four or five home runs in their eventual 5-2 Grapefruit League loss to the Pirates.After the Orioles completed 18½ innings of Grapefruit League baseball in one day Thursday, manager Buck Showalter talked less about how long the day was andFor all those waiting for young Orioles right-hander Kevin Gausman to take the next developmental step on the way to becoming a top-flight starting pitcher, manager Buck Showalter has a news bulletin for you. He already did.The Orioles rallied from a five-run deficit with three home runs in the late innings to salvage a 6-6 extra-inning tie with the Minnesota Twins.Orioles center fielder Adam Jones continued his sizzling start to spring training Wednesday afternoon, driving in three runs – including his second home run ofOrioles right-hander Mike Wright ran into trouble in the second inning of his first Grapefruit League start of 2017 in Tuesday afternoon's 7-5 loss to theCody Sedlock was among the group of minor leaguers added to the Orioles’ travel squad roster for the team’s Grapefruit League game against the Phillies.The travel squad that the Orioles sent to Clearwater this afternoon to face the Philadelphia Phillies is unmistakably devoid of star power.Adam Jones swung at the first pitch he saw on Sunday and the ball was never seen again. His solo homer to left might still be up there. It was last spottedSARASOTA, Fla. – Orioles right-hander Joe Gunkel won’t pitch in today’s Grapefruit League home opener at Ed Smith Stadium as scheduled because of an upperGabriel Ynoa allowed a run on three hits and struck out one over two innings in the Orioles’ 6-2 loss to the Pirates at LECOM Park.Matt Wieters was in Washington Nationals camp on Thursday while awaiting word on his two-year deal becoming official.Thursday will mark a week since the Orioles’ first full-squad workout, and pitchers and catcher have been working out since Feb. 14, so Friday’s Grapefruit
Five spring trainings ago,
Manny Machadoand Jonathan SchoopIn a move that Orioles manager Buck Showalter said was purely precautionary, closer Zach Britton will not pitch in Wednesday's second intrasquad game.The Orioles added yet another outfielder to their spring training roster on Monday night, re-signing veteran Michael Bourn to a minor league contract with anWelington Castillo, the 29-year-old backstop the Orioles signed to be the successor to longtime catcher Matt Wieters, will be with the club for two weeks before he joins the Dominican Republic WBC team. Castillo concedes he's a little uneasy leaving the Orioles, but the situation isn't as simple as it might seem.In a matchup between two of the NBA's top teams since New Year's Day, John Wall heard "MVP!" chants while producing 26 points and 14 assists to lead the host Wizards past the Pacers, 112-107, on Friday night.How would Hyun Soo Kim adjust to major league pitching without regular playing time? How would he fit in with teammates who had watched with interest as his roster status played out in the public eye? How would he perform when he did get a chance? That the answer to all three is, by all accounts, surprisingly well as the season's first month draws to a close seems to be a testament to both Kim and the environment the Orioles have created around him.Center fielder Adam Jones was out of the starting lineup for the fourth straight game with a rib cage strain Monday afternoon, but entered the Orioles' 9-7 win over the Boston Red Sox as a defensive replacement in the bottom of the ninth inning.Baltimore's introduction to Yovani Gallardo revealed a pitcher who has become more of a tactician than a flamethrower, more concerned with giving every pitch purpose than getting caught up in flash.