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  • Norris 'champing at the bit' for first start of season for slumping O's

    Norris 'champing at the bit' for first start of season for slumping O's
    DETROIT —┬áBud Norris had to wait longer than last year to make his first of the regular season, but now that it is here, he couldn't be more psyched. "It's a little different, but we have such a good five-man rotation that as long as I get the...
  • Bud Norris pitches well in final spring start, but Orioles suffer 4-1 loss to Twins

    Bud Norris pitches well in final spring start, but Orioles suffer 4-1 loss to Twins
    FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Bud Norris pitched into the sixth inning in his last Grapefruit League tune-up before the regular season, but the Orioles dropped a 4-1 decision to the Minnesota Twins. Norris lasted 5 1/3 innings, giving up three runs (two earned),...
  • Bud Norris finishes a strong spring and will likely slot fourth or fifth in rotation

    Bud Norris finishes a strong spring and will likely slot fourth or fifth in rotation
    FORT MYERS, Fla. — Right-hander Bud Norris has talked this spring about showing Orioles fans what he can do when he is healthy and pitching at the level he demands from himself. He used the Grapefruit League to make his point, finishing a good...
  • For Orioles' Delmon Young, another ride in the major leagues

    For Orioles' Delmon Young, another ride in the major leagues
    SARASOTA, Fla. — At age 20, Delmon Young was the top prospect in the game — a former No. 1 overall pick in a hurry to make his mark in the major leagues. But these days, after eight years in the big leagues, Young is definitely more patient...
  • With Orioles' Jonathan Schoop and others, Curacao becoming baseball hotbed

    SARASOTA, Fla. — The scene played out on a sun-soaked afternoon at Ed Smith Stadium last week with Orioles manager Buck Showalter watching intently and chuckling. Atlanta Braves budding superstar shortstop Andrelton Simmons was on second base,...
  • 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...
  • Miguel Gonzalez struggles, but Orioles rally for 5-4 win over Red Sox

    Miguel Gonzalez struggles, but Orioles rally for 5-4 win over Red Sox
    FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Miguel Gonzalez struggled in his final tune-up before the regular season, but the Orioles still rallied to beat the Boston Red Sox, 5-4, in the Orioles’ split-squad day game. Gonzalez, who said he will make his regular season...
  • Orioles make four roster cuts; Nolan Reimold removed from starting lineup

    Orioles make four roster cuts; Nolan Reimold removed from starting lineup
    PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- With just four days until Opening Day rosters must be finalized, the Orioles made four cuts Wednesday afternoon, optioning outfielder Henry Urrutia and right-hander Steve Johnson to Triple-A Norfolk and reassigning outfielder...
  • Notes on Henry Urrutia, Josh Stinson, more as O's prepare for Grapefruit League finale

    Notes on Henry Urrutia, Josh Stinson, more as O's prepare for Grapefruit League finale
    SARASOTA, Fla. – The Orioles will play their final spring game in Florida tonight, hosting the Tampa Bay Rays in their Grapefruit League finale under the lights at Ed Smith Stadium. The club then has an off day Friday before departing for...
  • Orioles and Rays starting lineups for the Grapefruit League finale tonight

    Orioles and Rays starting lineups for the Grapefruit League finale tonight
    SARASOTA, Fla. – The rain has subsided here at the Ed Smith Stadium complex, and it appears we’re going to play tonight as the Orioles are scheduled to host the Tampa Bay Rays at 7:05 p.m. Right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez will make his final...
  • Old-school baseball in Bradenton

    In some ways, the timeless ritual of Major League Baseball's spring training isn't the nostalgic trip that it once was. Many of the teams in Florida's Grapefruit League prepare for the season in sparkling new fortresses equipped with multiple practice...