Orioles lefty Wade LeBlanc today became the first Baltimore starter in four games to put up a zero in the opening inning. Then he followed with another in the last of the second today at North Port, Fla., as the Orioles faced the Atlanta Braves.
Tyler Nevin finished a round of batting practice last month in Orioles camp and caught the eye of executive vice president/general manager Mike Elias, who offered a hint at how the organization viewed him in the field.
The Orioles today announced their minor league coaching staffs for the 2021 season at their four full-season affiliates, plus for two teams in the former rookie-level Gulf Coast League and two in the Dominican Summer League.
He has been among the most talented and successful pitching prospects in the Orioles organization. To get to there, right-hander Mike Baumann has used a pretty basic and simplistic approach to getting better.
Chris Davis is day-to-day with a lower back strain, explaining his absence in today's lineup against the Yankees. Apparently, it's health-related rather than the Orioles facing left-hander Jordan Montgomery.
The Orioles' spring training camp is divided into categories, and the lines between them aren't blurred. Outfielder DJ Stewart, who launched a two-run homer yesterday in Clearwater, Fla., is in the group of players likely to make the club and simply trying to avoid giving it reasons to resist.
Orioles outfielder DJ Stewart hit a two-run homer in the first inning today. It provided half of the O's runs as they played to a 4-4 tie in seven innings against the Philadelphia Phillies in Clearwater, Fla.
The Orioles open Grapefruit League play on Sunday against the Pittsburgh Pirates. It’s the next step in spring training, putting manager Brandon Hyde closer to making decisions on the Opening Day 26-man roster.
What’s happening? –The Orioles will have their fourth different Opening Day shortstop in as many years. Freddy Galvis, who played for the Cincinnati Reds last year, signed a one-year, $1.5 million contract last month, to play shortstop this season.
Chris Davis must get used to a new role on the Orioles, a player who has to prove that he deserves to play. Over the winter, manager Brandon Hyde and executive vice president/general manager Mike Elias indicated that would be the case, and nearing his 35th birthday, Davis said he welcomed the challenge.
Baltimore Orioles legend Cal Ripken Jr. wanted to show support for his wife during her virtual judicial confirmation hearing, and what better way to do it than having his disembodied head floating around in the background?