- Veteran right-hander Freddy Garcia arrived at the Orioles minor league facility at Twin Lakes Park on Sunday morning, passed his physical and threw a bullpen session in front of Orioles coaches.
- Helped by family and friends, Orioles outfielder Adam Jones escaped a violent and drug-infested neighborhood in San Diego to become an All-Star and the face of his franchise. He says he'll never forget where he came from.
- With his six-year, $85.5 million contract extension official, Orioles center fielder Adam Jones sat between his two bosses — manager Buck Showalter and club executive vice president Dan Duquette — on Sunday and said Baltimore is where he belongs.
- At 25, Adam Jones comes off as a guy in a hurry. Nowhere, though, is that urgency more palpable than when it comes to the 2011 baseball season, one that arrives with great expectations for Jones personally and Orioles as a whole.