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Grapefruit League

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  • Orioles lose to Rays, 4-3, in final Grapefruit League game

    Orioles lose to Rays, 4-3, in final Grapefruit League game
    SARASOTA, FlA. – The Orioles finished their Grapefruit League schedule with a 4-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays under the lights at Ed Smith Stadium on Thursday night. The Rays plated the winning run in the top of the ninth off left-hander Troy...
  • CAT scan negative after Orioles designated hitter Nelson Cruz hit by pitch in helmet

    SARASOTA, Fla. — Before the Orioles’ final Grapefruit League game Thursday night, manager Buck Showalter said one of his main goals for the day was to get out of Florida having avoided an injury. The Orioles appeared to dodge a major scare...
  • As Orioles take a day of rest, a look back at spring training

    As Orioles take a day of rest, a look back at spring training
    SARASOTA, Fla. -- The Orioles can enjoy their final day in Florida. Their Grapefruit League schedule complete and their exhibition game at Triple-A Norfolk in limbo, they can enjoy a day off Friday. The forecast for Norfolk on Saturday doesn’t...
  • Off-day Orioles updates on Nelson Cruz, Jonathan Schoop, Norfolk game and Johnny Monell

    SARASOTA, FLA. – Orioles outfielder Nelson Cruz, who was hit in the helmet by a pitch during Thursday’s Grapefruit League finale and was forced out of the game, is feeling better today and will be ready for Opening Day on Monday. A...
  • After record-setting year, Orioles' Chris Davis focused on team success

    After record-setting year, Orioles' Chris Davis focused on team success
    SARASOTA, Fla. — Amid one of the greatest offensive seasons in team history, Orioles manager Buck Showalter was already trying to temper expectations swirling around Chris Davis. At least three times last September, Showalter told reporters that...
  • Nelson Cruz says 'I want to be in the fire right away'

    Nelson Cruz says 'I want to be in the fire right away'
    SARASOTA, Fla. -- Orioles slugger Nelson Cruz saw his name in an unfamiliar spot on the lineup card for Thursday’s intrasquad game at Ed Smith Stadium. Cruz was listed as the No. 9 hitter — for no other reason than that manager Buck...
  • Jonathan Schoop goes deep again and Henry Urrutia shows strides

    Jonathan Schoop goes deep again and Henry Urrutia shows strides
    SARASOTA, Fla. -- Top position player prospect Jonathan Schoop homered for the second straight day Thursday, hitting a solo homer off Bud Norris in the first inning of the Orioles' second intrasquad game. Schoop’s homer was a blast to left-...
  • Orioles release left-hander Chris Jones; lineups for Grapefruit League opener vs. Rays

    Orioles release left-hander Chris Jones; lineups for Grapefruit League opener vs. Rays
    SARASOTA, Fla. – The Orioles have released left-handed reliever Chris Jones, who was designated for assignment on Monday to make roster space for Nelson Cruz. Jones, who was acquired from the Atlanta Braves in April in exchange for Luis Ayala, was...
  • Chris Tillman sharp in Orioles' 4-2 win over Rays in Grapefruit League opener

    Chris Tillman sharp in Orioles' 4-2 win over Rays in Grapefruit League opener
    PORT CHARLOTTE, FLA. -- Chris Tillman didn’t waste any time reminding everyone why he was the winningest pitcher on the Orioles staff last year. He opened the Orioles’ Grapefruit League season by striking out three and giving up just one hit...
  • After nearly a year, Gamboa's knuckleball education continues with Orioles

    After nearly a year, Gamboa's knuckleball education continues with Orioles
    PORT CHARLOTTE, FLA. — Orioles right-hander Eddie Gamboa is nearly a year into his transition, tinkering with baseball's most temperamental pitch. But when Gamboa entered his first big-league spring training game on Friday afternoon against the...
  • Orioles host Blue Jays on Saturday in Grapefruit League home opener

    Orioles host Blue Jays on Saturday in Grapefruit League home opener
    SARASOTA, Fla. — The Orioles will play their Grapefruit League home opener at 1:05 p.m. today at Ed Smith Stadium against the Toronto Blue Jays. The game will be broadcast live on television on MASN and WBAL-AM 1090. Nelson Cruz will make his...