| Feb 15, 2014
| 4:15 PM
SARASOTA, FLA. — Steve Clevenger made the Chicago Cubs' Opening Day roster in each of the past two seasons as the team's backup catcher, but making the Orioles' roster this season and running down the orange carpet on Opening Day would hold...
| Feb 15, 2014
| 11:16 PM
Spend more than four decades coaching college baseball and you are bound to pick up a little psychology. But even the breadth of experience accrued by 72-year-old UC Irvine Coach Mike Gillespie wasn't enough to salve the mental wounds that lingered...
| Feb 16, 2014
| 6:20 PM
SARASOTA, Fla. – Minutes after Manny Machado began taking ground balls at third base Sunday morning in isolation on the artificial turf field of the Ed Smith Stadium complex, Orioles manager Buck Showalter’s golf cart zoomed across the...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 8:26 AM
When Mike Gillespie paces to the mound, or strolls across the diamond to discuss a call with an umpire, there is an ever-so-slight limp, the residue of an Achilles injury he said he will just have to endure, due to concerns about someone his age...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 2:37 PM
SARASOTA, Fla. – After adding two big-ticket free-agent acquisitions over the past week, the Orioles now appear to be focused on locking up shortstop J.J. Hardy to a contract extension.
The Orioles had a face-to-face meeting with Hardy’s...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 8:24 AM
SARASOTA, Fla. -- Gold Glove and Silver Slugger shortstop J.J. Hardy has been very open about his desire to remain in Baltimore beyond the 2014 season, but he said Tuesday that he'd like his future at short to be spelled out during upcoming negotiations....
| Feb 25, 2014
| 5:02 AM
SARASOTA, Fla. – This morning we'll see Nelson Cruz put on an Orioles uniform for the first time.
The club is holding a 9:30 a.m. news conference to introduce Cruz, who signed a one-year $8-million deal. After the conference, he will participate...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 1:02 PM
SARASOTA, Fla. – Several questions remain as to when and how — or even if — two-time Cy Young Award winner Johan Santana will help the Orioles, but the club believes signing him is worth the chance and could end up paying dividends...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 4:49 PM
SARASOTA, FLA. — Orioles catcher Johnny Monell Jr. needed to put on catcher's gear just once — back when he was 12 years old and wandered onto the field before one of his father's games — for him to know that he wanted to make his career...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 3:45 PM
SARASOTA, FLA. -- Showalter still won’t estimate when All-Star Manny Machado might return from offseason left-knee surgery, but said Friday the Gold Glove third baseman’s rehab was on schedule.
“Everything that he’s supposed to...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 1:05 PM
TEMPE, Ariz. -- The benefits of a healthy Albert Pujols shouldn’t just be felt at the plate this season.
Pujols, relegated to designated hitter for 65 of 99 games in an injury-shortened 2013 season, has started nine of 10 games at first base...