WATCH: Wade Miley gets in some bullpen work

Left-hander Wade Miley throws a bullpen session during Orioles spring training in Sarasota, Fla.
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WATCH: Ubaldo Jimenez throws at Orioles spring training

Right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez throws during bullpen session at the Ed Smith Stadium complex in Sarasota, Fla., during Orioles spring training.
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Breaking down the Orioles' Top 30 Prospects

With 12 of their Top 30 prospects expected to arrive at some point in 2017, the Orioles should build off last season and continue to receive an influx of talent in the Majors.
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11 hours ago

Orioles Assemble Interesting, Flexible Pitching Depth

Dan Duquette doesn't need any extra motivation to go out and search for intriguing or overlooked depth pieces for the roster. Finding and utilizing fringe players has been a staple in the Duquette and Buck Showalter era for the Orioles, and they've excelled at sorting through the options and finding players that fit. And that obviously includes the starting rotation.The O's rotation...
Via Camden Depot
16 hours ago

Washington wants to bring more power to Orioles' lineup - School of Roch

SARASOTA, Fla. -The clubhouse won't open to the media this morning because it's Photo Day. Players will be inside Ed Smith Stadium with smiles plastered on their faces. It's quite a scene. Vidal Nuno hasn't met the media after the Orioles acquired him from the Dodgers yesterday for minor league ... Read More
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Kim on 2017: 'Less pressure, more fun'

Hyun Soo Kim sat quietly by his locker on Sunday morning. The Orioles' outfielder -- whose very presence last spring was a noteworthy event -- is enjoying being out of the limelight and being just another guy at the O's full-squad practice.
Via Orioles.com
1 day ago

Ondrusek questionable for intrasquad games

Orioles reliever Logan Ondrusek rolled his right ankle on Saturday and is doubtful for the team's intrasquad games later this week.
Via Orioles.com
1 day ago

Orioles' Machado practices at shortstop for world classic

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) Before he leaves for the World Baseball Classic, Manny Machado is making the most of his short time at Baltimore Orioles camp. Machado, who was born in Miami, will play shortstop for the Dominican Republic in next month's WBC, and with the Orioles' everyday shortstop J.J. Hardy injured, he's getting to play as much short as he wants before his March 5 departure...
Via Associated Press
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Terry Francona keeping Cody Allen as Cleveland closer, Andrew Miller in setup role

Andrew Miller may be the Cleveland Indians’ best reliever, but he won’t be closing games for them to start 2017.Manager Terry Francona said Saturday that Cody Allen remains the team’s closer, with Miller and Bryan Shaw serving as the bridge to get leads to the 9th inning. At first glance, this looks odd, but the Indians have great bullpen depth and are taking full advantage...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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WATCH: Manny Machado looking ahead to World Baseball Classic, 2017 season

Manny Machado meets with the media for the first time this spring training. He discusses the World Baseball Classic, J.J. Hardy's injury and how he reached out to Yordano Ventura's family.
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Orioles lose 1st arbitration in 22 years; Brach gets $3.05M

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Reliever Brad Brach became the first player to beat the Baltimore Orioles in salary arbitration in 22 years, ending the team's nine-hearing winning streak. Brach was awarded $3.05 million instead of the team's offer of $2,525,000 by arbitrators Edna Francis, Robert Herzog, Sylvia Skratek. The panel issued its decision, Friday, a day after hearing arguments...
Via Associated Press
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Report: Rays have made offer to Matt Wieters

The Tampa Bay Rays have made a formal offer to free agent catcher Matt Wieters, according to a report.According to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times, the Rays have made an offer to Wieters, likely for one year and less money than the player was originally seeking. The hope is that Wieters would be interested in staying in the AL East, can stay close to his Atlanta home,  reap Florida’s...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Showalter on team "getting back together" - School of Roch

SARASOTA, Fla. - Orioles manager Buck Showalter monitored the rundown drills on every back field this morning, offering instruction and making sure they were done properly before moving to the next location. He also watched batting practice on the Camden Yards replica field, chatting with Chris Davis as the slugger ... Read More
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Orioles pitcher Brach goes to arbitration, asks for $3.05M

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Reliever Brad Brach became the second Baltimore Orioles player to go to arbitration this winter, asking for a raise to $3.05 million rather than the team's offer of $2,525,000. Arbitrators Edna Francis, Robert Herzog, Sylvia Skratek listened to arguments Thursday and are expected to issue their decision Friday. A right-hander who turns 31 in April, Brach...
Via Associated Press
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Report: L.J. Hoes suspended 50 games after second positive test for drug abuse

According to Eduardo A. Encina of the Baltimore Sun, former Orioles outfielder L.J. Hoes has been suspended for 50 games following a second positive test for drug of abuse.Hoes is currently a free agent and will serve the suspension once he is signed.The 26-year-old served a 50-game suspension in 2014 after testing positive for the performance-enhancing drug methandienone.The Orioles...
Via Sportsnaut
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Report: Nationals only interested in one-year deal with Matt Wieters

The Washington Nationals are still interested in free agent catcher Matt Wieters, but only on a short-term deal.According to ESPN’s Jayson Stark, the Nationals do maintain an interest in Wieters, who remains unsigned even as pitchers and catchers report to spring training. However, Washington is unlikely to offer more than a one-year deal. Wieters would help the Nationals, and...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Notes, quotes and video from today's workout - School of Roch

SARASOTA, Fla. - Twelve pitchers threw bullpen sessions today before the Orioles concluded today's workout. Wade Miley, Ubaldo Jiménez and Darren O'Day were in Group 1, followed by Zach Britton, Brad Brach and Logan Ondrusek in Group 2, T.J. McFarland, Kevin Gausman and Dylan Bundy in Group 3 and Chris ... Read More
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It’s No Great Mystery Why Matt Wieters Is Available

Matt Wieters is a free agent right now, but he won’t be for long. Spring training is right around the corner, and Wieters is a legitimate big-league backstop, so at some point his expectations and a team’s open-mindedness will come into alignment. These things can drag out sometimes. A few years ago, people thought Prince Fielder was screwed. He signed for $214 million in the...
Via Fangraphs
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Orioles to have doormat giveaway in April

The Baltimore Orioles on Thursday announced the “Promotions & Special Events” calendar for the 2017 MLB season. While teams have come up with quirky and even questionable promotional giveaways in the past, the Orioles “welcome” mock and ridicule with one particular giveaway.In an arguably questionable decision, the Orioles announced via Twitter a doormat giveaway for...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
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The Orioles Might Have a Decision to Make

History dictates that a single month of baseball — say, 20 or 30 games — isn’t sufficient to reveal which teams are legitimate playoff contenders and which aren’t. In some cases, a club jumps out to a hot start only to fade away as the season continues. This was the case both for the Chicago White Sox and the Philadelphia Phillies last year. Other teams might follow an arc...
Via Fangraphs
19 days ago  |  Discuss

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