Orioles Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. stopped by spring training Wednesday and he answered questions on various subjects, including the prospects of the 2014 Orioles, the way J.J. Hardy plays shortstop, and the emergence of Manny Machado.
Orioles right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez was roughed up for four runs over two innings in his second spring start as the club lost, 6-5, to the Philadelphia Phillies at Ed Smith Stadium in front of an announced 7,010.
Orioles third baseman Manny Machado began running through first base and landing on the bag last week. Base running is one of the final drills Machado has to perform before he can be fully cleared and return to games.
The Orioles roughed up right-hander A.J. Burnett ¿ one of the team¿s top offseason free-agent targets ¿ for six runs on seven hits over three innings on their way to a 14-3 Grapefruit League win over the Philadelphia Phillies.
Over his career, Darren O'Day has relied on a sinker and slider combination to get hitters out. He's tried to develop a changeup in the past, but hasn't been comfortable enough to throw it during a pressure situation in a game.
The news that Jim Fregosi passed away Friday morning after suffering multiple strokes during a baseball alumni cruise really hit home for this Southern California kid who grew up an Angels fan and would have the privilege of covering his hometown team as a very young beat writer in the early 1980s.
The Orioles won't hold their first workout for pitchers and catchers until Friday here at the Ed Smith Stadium complex, but the atmosphere during Thursday's workout on report day was one that resembled a full-squad day.
Before anyone goes off on how the Orioles came up short on another veteran free agent pitcher, that reported $16 million guarantee that A.J. Burnett got from the Philadelphia Phillies apparently is for just one year.
Orioles fans flocked to the Baltimore Convention Center on Saturday morning, a trail of orange and black surrounding the entire building almost an hour before the doors opened for the club's annual FanFest.
Local product Gavin Floyd might not pitch in a major league game until May after having elbow surgery last season, but the prospect of his healthy return in 2014 was enought for the Atlanta Braves to sign the free-agent right-hander to a one-year, incentive-laden contract, the club announced on Monday.
Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette said Monday evening that the club has met with numerous teams and agents at this week¿s general manager meetings to lay the groundwork for any trade talk or possible signings in the coming weeks.