The decision the Orioles face with Ryan Flaherty was already one of the most difficult ones of the of the spring before major league camp began, and as the team's days in Sarasota whittle away, the 26-year-old utilityman has done nothing to make the organization's choice any easier.
Orioles reliever Pedro Strop assembled with his new World Baseball Classic Dominican teammates three weeks ago for their first workout in Tampa, and that's when the tone for an undefeated championship run was set.
The Orioles hit a spring-high four homers off Pittsburgh Pirates pitching Friday afternoon in a 6-5 win at Ed Smith Stadium. It was the Orioles' sixth victory in seven Grapefruit League games this spring.
We're a week away from pitchers and catchers reporting to the Orioles' spring training camp in Sarasota, Fla. Here's a look at what some of the national media outlets have been writing about the Orioles in the recent days.
The talk about the Orioles' interest in Diamondbacks outfielder Jason Kubel is again gaining steam, and Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette will always inquire about a power bat like Kubel, who hit 30 homers last season and averaged 25 homers his past four full seasons.
Dylan Bundy, who made his big league debut in September, said he¿s heard speculation that he is targeted for the minors, but he is heading into spring training with the mentality that he has a chance to earn a job with the Orioles.
Several media outlets reported Wednesday that the Boston Red Sox have a two-year deal in place for right-handed slugger Jonny Gomes. The Orioles had legitimate interest in Gomes, but only on a one-year deal.
The big news coming before Game 5 of the American League Division Series on Friday afternoon was that New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi had benched their most expensive player, third baseman Alex Rodriguez, due to Rodriguez's continued struggles at the plate. Orioles manager Buck Showalter, however, took the move in stride.
To fill out the ALDS roster, the Orioles added Jason Hammel, Wei-Yin Chen, Miguel Gonzalez and Chris Tillman while removing infielder Omar Quintanilla and a trio of pitchers who were key for the club at different points this season: Steve Johnson, Jake Arrieta and Zach Britton.
Injured Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis wrapped his left hand in a plastic baggy and took to the offensive with beer and champagne in Friday's postgame celebration, spraying it and kicking up the puddles and drenching anyone he could.
Orioles right-hander Jason Hammel came out of his 73-pitch simulated game with the team's instructional league with his surgically reconstructed right knee feeling good, he and was given the green light to pitch in the postseason.
ST. PETERSBURG -- After throwing a five-inning simulated game in instructional league on Monday morning, Orioles right hander Jason Hammel could an option to start a postseason game as soon as Saturday.