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  • Phillies' 2014 first-round draft pick Aaron Nola to start Friday against Yankees

    Phillies' 2014 first-round draft pick Aaron Nola to start Friday against Yankees
    The Phillies’ 2014 first-round draft pick, right-hander Aaron Nola, will get his first big league action Friday in a Grapefruit League when the New York Yankees visit Bright House Field. Relax, it’s only a cameo, however, it will still...
  • Jesse Biddle, Ethan Martin among first significant cuts to big league spring training camp for Phillies

    Jesse Biddle, Ethan Martin among first significant cuts to big league spring training camp for Phillies
    With 14 Grapefruit League games in the books, the Phillies made their first significant round of cuts to big league spring training camp before Monday afternoon’s 1:05 p.m. matchup against the Baltimore Orioles. Lefty Jesse Biddle, right-handers...
  • Orioles' Steve Pearce not taking anything for granted

    Orioles' Steve Pearce not taking anything for granted
    After hitting a career-best 21 homers at age 31 last year, Steve Pearce knows critics wonder if he can do it again. That's one of the reasons he's maintaining his intensity and focus this spring, despite having a spot on the Orioles' roster. "I don't...
  • Orioles send Urrutia down, but that won't stop him from working hard to return

    Orioles send Urrutia down, but that won't stop him from working hard to return
    On most mornings this spring, Henry Urrutia's black Camaro was parked in the players parking lot of the Orioles' spring training facility by the break of dawn. As the sun rose, Urrutia was often taking swings in the facility's indoor batting cages,...
  • LEADING OFF: Wainwright ready for debut, Smyly gets on mound

    A look at the highlights of what's happening all around spring training in Florida and Arizona today: ___ ACE UP St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Adam Wainwright, who was sidelined with an abdominal strain, is set to make his Grapefruit League debut...
  • Orioles catcher Matt Wieters says he's not shutting down his rehab, just slowing it

    Orioles catcher Matt Wieters says he's not shutting down his rehab, just slowing it
    Matt Wieters prefers to call the Orioles' decision to sideline him from catching in games for a week with right elbow soreness more of a "slow down" than a "shut down." Even though the Orioles catcher was shelved one day after making his Grapefruit...
  • Orioles hit three home runs to beat Pirates, 6-4

    Orioles hit three home runs to beat Pirates, 6-4
    The Orioles used three homers and another strong performance from expected Opening Day starter Chris Tillman to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates, 6-4, before 7,883 fans at Ed Smith Stadium. It was the Orioles’ eighth sellout in nine home games this...
  • Chris Tillman pitches well again in Grapefruit League start

    Chris Tillman pitches well again in Grapefruit League start
    Chris Tillman’s made a career of deflecting praise and stressing his need to work harder and get better. But at this stage of the spring, even the big right-hander has to admit he’s doing pretty well. Tillman lasted four innings Thursday...
  • Orioles notes: Wieters getting X-rays, Lough dealing with hamstring issues, latest on Cuba from MLBPA's Tony Clark

    Orioles notes: Wieters getting X-rays, Lough dealing with hamstring issues, latest on Cuba from MLBPA's Tony Clark
    Orioles catcher Matt Wieters was scheduled to have precautionary X-rays taken before Thursday's Grapefruit League game against the Pittsburgh Pirates as Ed Smith Stadium. On Wednesday, the Orioles shut Wieters down from catching activities for...
  • Ubaldo Jimenez shows more progress in Wednesday's win over Twins

    Ubaldo Jimenez shows more progress in Wednesday's win over Twins
    After becoming the first Orioles pitcher to make it into the fifth inning this spring, embattled right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez said Wednesday he is “pretty close” to being ready to begin the season. His manager isn’t committing to Jimenez...
  • Matt Wieters shut down with elbow tendinitis one day after return to catching

    Matt Wieters shut down with elbow tendinitis one day after return to catching
    On the day Matt Wieters played catcher for the first time since elbow ligament replacement surgery, Orioles manager Buck Showalter offered a dose of reality, saying on Tuesday he’d get more answers about Wieters’ recovery 24 hours after his...