When Jonathan Schoop began his minor league rehabilitation assignment with Double-A Bowie on Friday, the Orioles weren't sure whether they would want him to play every day or ease him into second base duty by playing every other day.
The Orioles will open their three-game series against the Red Sox tonight at Fenway Park. They swept the Red Sox two weeks ago in Baltimore, but Boston is coming off a road series win over the American League Central-leading Kansas City Royals.
Injured Orioles second baseman Jonathan Schoop joined the team in Baltimore on Monday, continuing his rehab with early work at second base before Monday's game. He will work out with the team through Thursday and is slated to report to Double-A Bowie on Friday to being his rehab assignment.
The Orioles have won four straight and six of their last seven as they open their three-game series against the division-leading New York Yankees. But tonight, they will face Yankees right-hander Michael Pineda, who recorded arguably the most dominating pitching performance against the Orioles last season.
Nelson Cruz arguably impacted the Orioles more in 2014 than any other one-year-and-done player in club history. If the Orioles and their players loved Cruz, he enjoyed Baltimore and he remains highly productive, why isn't he still an Oriole?
Orioles manager Buck Showalter said he spoke to Major League Baseball¿s chief baseball officer Joe Torre in the aftermath of Friday¿s strange game in which right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez was ejected, but wouldn¿t divulge any details of his conversation.
SARASOTA, Fla. ¿ Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy will be re-evaluated on Saturday after banging his left shoulder in a collision with second baseman Jonathan Schoop during Friday¿s Grapefruit League game against the Tampa Bay Rays.
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.
SARASOTA, Fla. - For the first time this spring, Orioles starters Adam Jones, Chris Davis, Manny Machado and Steve Pearce will make a road trip this afternoon at the O's travel north to Bradenton to play the Pirates at McKechnie Field.
Ubaldo Jimenez's biggest goal for spring training is to make the mechanical adjustments he's working on in his delivery feel like second nature, so he can concentrate on getting hitters out rather than his form.