Right-hander Bud Norris continued to put up zeros this spring and the Orioles¿ offense touched up one of the Boston Red Sox's top pitching prospects to pick up a 7-3 win at Ed Smith Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Orioles manager Buck Showalter still won't put any estimate on Manny Machado's return from offseason left-knee surgery, but said Friday this the All-Star and Gold Glove third baseman's rehab is on schedule.
Orioles first baseman Chris Davis hit his first mammoth home run of the spring that temporarily gave the Orioles the lead in a game they would eventually lose, 9-2, to the Minnesota Twins at Ed Smith Stadium.
Evan Meek's journey from Rule 5 pick, to All-Star reliever, to nonroster spring training invitee has taken its share of wild twists and turns, but the Orioles hope that they've snagged the 30-year-old at just the right time.
Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette will not rule out another free agent acquisition to upgrade the team's offensive lineup, though top remaining hitter Kendrys Morales would require the club to give up its third pick in the June draft.
SARASOTA, Fla. ¿ The Orioles could make an official announcement on the signing of South Korean pitcher Suk-min Yoon later today, but a press conference to introduce the right-hander likely wouldn¿t come until after the weekend.
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.
While there have been some international hiccups during executive vice president Dan Duquette's time in Baltimore, there's no question that the overall impact of the Orioles' recent effort to expand their global reach has been positive.
Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette said Saturday at FanFest that the club offered first baseman Chris Davis a long-term contract extension this winter, but that "it really hasn't progressed."
SARASOTA, Fla. -- New Orioles designated hitter/outfielder Delmon Young arrived at minicamp in Sarasota on Wednesday morning, participating in the club¿s position player workout by taking batting practice and shagging fly balls in left field.
Today is the first official workout day for Orioles minicamp here in Sarasota, and it's currently raining. So, instead of working outside, camp participants will retreat to the indoor batting cages and into meetings for now.
The possibility of the Orioles opening spring training with Tommy Hunter as the team's closer is becoming more real by the day. Once the team dealt 50-save closer Jim Johnson to Oakland, the club saw Hunter as a fallback option. But now he's turning into much more of a possibility.
If you view the attempt to complete a deal with veteran closer Grant Balfour totally in its own context, there¿s no way to fault the Orioles for balking at the results of his physical and -- apparently -- pulling back the two-year contract that was agreed upon by both sides pending the medical examination.
Former Orioles general manager Andy MacPhail was at the winter meetings Monday morning as a member of the Hall of Fame veterans committee that unanimously elected managers Bobby Cox, Tony La Russa and Joe Torre into Cooperstown.