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  • Red Sox Lose Opener Despite Strong Outing For Lester

    The Sports Xchange BALTIMORE — Left fielder Nelson Cruz homered on the first pitch in the bottom of the seventh to give the Baltimore Orioles a 2-1 victory over the Red Sox in the season opener for both teams Monday afternoon. Cruz sent a Jon...
  • Nick Markakis leading off and playing right field; Schoop at second; Flaherty at third, Young at DH

    Nick Markakis leading off and playing right field; Schoop at second; Flaherty at third, Young at DH
    Nick Markakis, the longest-tentured Orioles player, will make his eighth straight Opening Day start in right field this afternoon. After testing his stiff neck during batting practice today, Markakis will be in the starting lineup batting leadoff....
  • Unlike in the past, Orioles able to take their time with pitching prospects

    Unlike in the past, Orioles able to take their time with pitching prospects
    SARASOTA, Fla. — The path any heralded pitching prospect takes to the major leagues has obstacles. With the burden of huge expectations on their shoulders, few young talented pitchers break into the major leagues without taking their share of lumps....
  • Orioles set 25-man roster for Opening Day

    Orioles set 25-man roster for Opening Day
    The Orioles have set their 25-man roster, although it will not become official until Sunday. The Orioles will need to take two members off their 40-man roster to make room for Evan Meek and Delmon Young. Here is the roster: Catchers (2): Matt Wieters,...
  • Early Orioles spring training notes on Nolan Reimold, Francisco Peguero and more

    Early Orioles spring training notes on Nolan Reimold, Francisco Peguero and more
    SARASOTA, Fla. – With minor league spring training games starting today, Orioles outfielder Nolan Reimold will begin making trips to the Twin Lakes Park complex for at-bats there. Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Reimold can have around 10 at-...
  • Orioles right-hander Eddie Gamboa continues to baffle with his knuckleball

    Orioles right-hander Eddie Gamboa continues to baffle with his knuckleball
    SARASOTA, Fla. -- After right-hander Eddie Gamboa closed out the Orioles' 7-6 Grapefruit League win over the Pittsburgh Pirates at McKechnie Field on Monday, catcher Johnny Monell gave the knuckleballer a high five and a catcher’s mitt. This...
  • Chris Tillman on the mound as Orioles face Pirates

    Chris Tillman on the mound as Orioles face Pirates
    SARASOTA, Fla. -- The Orioles will make their first trip of the spring to McKechnie Field this afternoon to face the Pittsburgh Pirates. Chris Tillman is scheduled to start for the Orioles and could go four innings. T.J. McFarland and Ryan Webb are also...
  • With several recent pitching additions, Orioles rotation still evolving

    With several recent pitching additions, Orioles rotation still evolving
    SARASOTA, Fla. — If this winter has taught the Orioles, their staff and their players anything, it's that they need to be ready to adjust. The roster will shuffle. Don't think too hard about projections because you can't do anything about the...
  • Orioles 3B Manny Machado says he's running bases at 70 to 80 percent effort

    Orioles 3B Manny Machado says he's running bases at 70 to 80 percent effort
    SARASOTA, Fla. — Since Manny Machado's freak knee injury occurred last September under one of the most routine circumstances — his left knee buckled when his foot landed awkwardly as he rounded first base —the 21-year-old couldn't help...
  • Long a weakness for Orioles, starting rotation full of potential this year

    Long a weakness for Orioles, starting rotation full of potential this year
    When Ubaldo Jimenez was about to sign the biggest free-agent deal for a pitcher in Orioles franchise history, he considered the rotation he was joining. Frankly, he didn't know much about it. He had pitched with Miguel Gonzalez years ago in a minor...
  • Handicapping the remaining roster spots

    Handicapping the remaining roster spots
    The Orioles are expected to make more cuts Wednesday. They actually may come in two waves, since the Orioles have split-squad road games -- one at 1:05 p.m. and 7:05 p.m. By my calculation – and in my opinion -- there are 21 guys who...