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FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- Nick Markakis got a hit in his return to Baltimore's lineup while Twins pitcher Liam Hendriks exited early after being struck in the hand by a batted ball Tuesday in the Orioles' 9-4 win over Minnesota.
Markakis went 1 for 5 as the designated hitter in his first exhibition game since March 1 after recovering from a herniated disk in his neck.
Hendriks, still in the mix for the back end of Minnesota's rotation, gave up four hits and fanned two in 2 2-3 scoreless innings until a ball hit by Brian Roberts struck him in the pitching hand.
Hendriks had swelling in his right hand but said he expected to throw his normal bullpen session Thursday.
Nate McLouth got three hits and scored twice for Baltimore.
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The Baltimore Orioles were dealt a major blow yesterday when Wilson Betemit went down with a torn PCL. However, they got a bit of good news. Nick Markakis is scheduled to play in his first spring game since March 1st.
Markakis has been sidelined with a herniated disc in his neck. He has been cleared to play in games now says Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com. As long as Markakis...
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- The Minnesota Twins have reassigned World Baseball Classic star Samuel Deduno to minor league camp.
The Dominican right-hander was a breakout star in the tournament, beating the United States and Puerto Rico in back-to-back starts to lead his team to the championship. He returned to Twins camp with a solid chance of making the rotation when the season began...
People questioned him. People in the game, people with the Orioles, even people in the media privately wondered what the heck was wrong with Brian Roberts.
How come the second baseman was taking so long to recover from post-concussion symptoms? When was he going to play again? Did he even want to play anymore?
Roberts heard the whispers. And for 13 months as he struggled to get...
Baltimore Orioles utility player Wilson Betemit collapsed
yesterday during an exhibition contest with what was initially described as a
knee injury. The O’s have since announced that Betemit has suffered a Grade 2/3
posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) tear and “associated injuries,” according to
Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports.
Betemit sustained the injury while running...
Baltimore Orioles designated hitter Wilson Betemit suffered a sprained ligament in his right knee in the fifth inning of Monday's game with Boston.
The 31-year-old Betemit, who was the Orioles' regular third baseman until the recall of Manny Machado last August, was on first base and running on the pitch when Machado flied to left. He collapsed near second base and was carted...
Aaron Hicks was officially named the Twins starting center fielder. Joe Mauer had a 6 RBI game. But you have to take a look at this clip of Sergio Garcia smacking a ball out of a tree! http://www.kfan.com/cc-common/news/sections/newsarticle.html?feed=104673&article=11104067
As spring training comes to a close, players selected in December's Rule 5 draft are faced with great uncertainty due to the unusual rules surrounding the event. If a player selected in the draft does not stay on the claiming team's 25-man roster for the entire season, he must be offered back to his original team instead of being sent to the minors. If the claiming team wants...
The surprise team of 2012 has much of it’s core in place, but did they address the needs from last season?
Robert Andino, SS (Mariners, Trade)
Endy Chavez, OF (Royals, Free Agent)
Bill Hall, 3B (Angels, Free Agent)
Joe Mahoney, 1B (Marlins, Waivers)
Jhondaniel Medina, RHP (Pirates, Trade)
Omar Quintanilla, SS (Mets, Free Agent)
Mark Reynolds, 1B (Indians, Free Agent...
For the first time since 1997, the Baltimore Orioles are coming off a year that calls for an encore.
After a run of 14 straight losing seasons, the Orioles went 93-69 in 2012 and beat the then-defending AL champion Texas Rangers in the wild-card game. Baltimore then took the New York Yankees to the maximum five games before falling in the division series.
Now it's time for...
When they traded Ben Revere to the Philadelphia Phillies this offseason, the Minnesota Twins believed they received a quality major league starter in Vance Worley.
Worley, 25, will take the lead in Minnesota's rotation this season, and the confirmation came Wednesday on the team's official Twitter account: Twins manager Ron Gardenhire has named Worley Monday's Opening...