The Orioles set their Opening Day roster Sunday, with a couple mild surprises. Catcher Steve Clevenger beat out Ryan Lavarnway for the backup catcher job and right-handers Ryan Webb and Rule 5 pick Jason Garcia are among 14 pitchers that made the 25-man roster.
Designated hitter Travis Snider had three hits and first baseman Steve Pearch homered for the second straight game, but the Orioles still came up short, suffering a 4-2 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates at McKechnie Field.
SARASOTA, Fla. ¿ Orioles catcher Matt Wieters joked that catching six innings in Sunday¿s 10 a.m. ¿B¿ game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Ed Smith Stadium gave him the opportunity to catch the first morning-after-day of his career.
Orioles right-hander Kevin Gausman pitched three strong innings on Sunday morning in the Orioles¿ B game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Ed Smith Stadium, a game that ended in a 2-2 tie after seven innings.
The Tigers followed up Tuesday¿s 15-2 victory over the Orioles in Lakeland, Fla., with a 5-4 win before a sellout crowd of 8,367 at Ed Smith Stadium on Wednesday, this one against a lineup that included most of the Orioles' projected starters at the outset.
How loud was it during the crowd-noise-enhanced popup drills at Ed Smith Stadium on Friday? Well, Orioles got a noise complaint from someone living in the apartment complex on the far side of the facility.
Hunter Harvey's first throwing sessions of spring training have drawn a crowd to the new bullpen area of the Ed Smith Stadium complex, with executives, staff and players all gathering for a glimpse of the Orioles' consensus No. 2 prospect.
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.
There has been lots of speculation over the course of the offseason about the eventual makeup of the Orioles starting rotation and how top prospect Kevin Gausman, veteran Ubaldo Jimenez and the versatile Miguel Gonzalez will fit into it.
Orioles outfielder Alejandro De Aza had heard the horror stories about how arbitration hearings go -- when the team you're about to play for breaks down each of your flaws in an effort to win the case.
SARASOTA, Fla. ¿ Orioles Rule 5 pick Jason Garcia realizes he needs to make an impression on the organization early. So when the 22-year-old threw his first spring training bullpen session on Saturday , he didn¿t hold back.
Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association jointly announced on Friday that two countdown clocks will be installed in each stadium to regulate the breaks between innings and speed up games. That will be the most visible part of a two-pronged rules revision that also forces hitters to keep one foot in the batters box under most circumstances and modestly expands the video replay protocol.
The flaw in all the happy rationalization from Orioles fans about the quiet offseason is that the club needs just about everything possible to fall into place to stay ahead of an American League East division in which the Boston Red Sox and the Toronto Blue Jays made major roster upgrades this winter.
The Orioles still have big plans for top pitching prospect Dylan Bundy. The 22-year-old right-hander will arrive at spring training next month nearly 20 months removed from ligament reconstruction surgery on his throwing elbow. He's graduated from the rehab phase of his career to the rediscovery part.
For the fourth straight year, the Orioles are holding a minicamp at the team's spring training complex in Sarasota, Fla., geared at getting an early look at some of the organization's top young pitchers.
According to sources, dialogue continues between the Orioles and the San Diego Padres. The Padres need to move some outfielders, and left-handed hitters Seth Smith and Will Venable are drawing the most interest from the Orioles.