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Finally, the speculation is over. It was a formaility that Jake Arrieta was going to be named the Opening Day starter, but made official today.
From the Orioles.com: SARASOTA, Fla. -- Manager Buck Showalter announced on Monday that Jake Arrieta will be the Orioles' Opening Day starter. Baltimore will begin the season on Friday at home against the Minnesota Twins.
"Jake will pitch on that day and we will go from there," Showalter said in a press conference at the club's Spring Training complex. "We're real proud of him and the way he's gotten back. He's experienced with that environment, as are some other guys we considered. We're hoping he pitches well enough that he does it again next year and the year after that and the year after that. ... He was one of our better pitchers last year before he had the surgery."
It's a quite a cool honor for Arrieta, as he will pitch on Friday against the Minnesota Twins. He counters aga...
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BALTIMORE- The Orioles chances of moving reliever Kevin Gregg are growing greater by the day. The story was first broken by Danny Knobler of CBS Sports and has grown more legs since then.
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Right-hander Jake Arrieta will start the season opener for the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards against the Minnesota Twins on Friday.
Arrieta and Tommy Hunter were the leading candidates to top the starting rotation. It will be Arrieta's first opening day start.
Manager Buck Showalter made the announcement Monday.
Arrieta went 10-8 with a 5.05 ERA last season before going...
The guy that had started four of the previous five opening day games for the Orioles, Jeremy Guthrie, was traded away in early February (in a move that Sports Illustrated called the worst trade of the offseason). Guthrie, however, has landed on his feet just fine in Colorado, being named opening day starter for his new team.
His old team, meanwhile, has nothing resembling a true...
Having completed the Grapefruit League portion of their spring schedule, the Baltimore Orioles got in a workout Monday night by defeating Division II Florida Southern 14-1 in a game that basically amounted to a controlled scrimmage.
The Orioles sent nine batters to the plate and scored seven runs in the first inning before umpires halted play with no outs. J.J. Hardy and Chris Davis...
From the good folks with the Baltimore Orioles. If you're curious about Opening Day - which is sold out -- here's a rundown of activities, information, plus additions to Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
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SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) -- Desmond Jennings hit three home runs, including a grand slam, to lead the Tampa Bay Rays to an 8-5 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday.
Jennings connected twice off left-hander Wei-Yin Chen and added a solo shot off reliever Kevin Gregg in the seventh. He finished with six RBIs.
Before Sunday, Jennings had no homers and one RBI in 42 at-bats.
The Orioles closed out their Grapefruit League portion of the spring as they lost to the Tampa Bay Rays, 8-5 on Sunday in Sarasota.
Wei-Yin Chen had a rough afternoon as he gave up seven runs – only three earned. He did give up three homers – two to Desmond Jennings, who had three on the day; Evan Longoria also homered off of him.
A enormous J.J. Hardy error in the fourth inning...