The Orioles’ home opener is April 4, meaning that baseball will soon be back, and all will be well with the world. With all you fine folks in mind, we offer this guide to celebrating beyond Opening Day.
The Orioles added right-hander Branden Kline to the 40-man roster Wednesday to keep him away from minor league free agency and eventually, the Rule 5 draft, after his stellar return from injury in 2018.
Five Orioles staffers in varying roles with significant connections to former executive vice president Dan Duquette were let go Friday, just before the majority of the contracts in the organization are set to expire.
Orioles outfielder Cedric Mullins won the Brooks Robinson Minor League Player of the Year Award, while left-handers Keegan Akin and Zac Lowther were named the co-winners of the Jim Palmer Minor League Pitcher of the Year.
The business group managing Cal and Billy Ripken’s minor-league baseball team in Aberdeen says it has made its final pitch to the city to continue to manage – and collect revenue from — non-baseball events at Aberdeen-owned Ripken Stadium.
With one more year of Manny Machado and five more of first baseman Chris Davis, the corner infield spots in the Orioles minors are filled with bat-first players who could be ultimately ticketed for elsewhere.