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  • Jeff Francoeur powers Phillies past Red Sox as Aaron Harang makes solid debut

    Jeff Francoeur powers Phillies past Red Sox as Aaron Harang makes solid debut
    PHILADELPHIA — Aaron Harang stood in the clubhouse at Bright House Field after his final Grapefruit League start March 29 and mentioned the reason he wore sleeves all spring in 70- and 80-degree weather was to get used to the feeling of having...
  • Mario Hollands has Tommy John surgery; Ethan Martin, Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez shut down

    Mario Hollands has Tommy John surgery; Ethan Martin, Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez shut down
    When Mario Hollands found out he had a strained left common flexor tendon this spring and met with Phillies team doctor Michael Ciccotti, he was leaning toward surgery. The Phillies announced Hollands went through with it, having successful Tommy John...
  • Zach Britton carries strong spring training into regular season

    Zach Britton carries strong spring training into regular season
    Buck Showalter said it throughout spring training. Zach Britton’s sinker was so sharp that he was just hoping his closer would be able to keep it going once the season began for real. Two games in, there are no worries. Britton’s sinker...
  • Orioles hit three home runs, Chris Tillman allows one run in 6-2 win over Rays

    Orioles hit three home runs, Chris Tillman allows one run in 6-2 win over Rays
    The Orioles were ready for the regular season to start a week ago. They had long since had enough of meaningless Grapefruit League games and the drills on the back fields in Sarasota. They were ready to make it count. It wasn’t the anticipation of...
  • Orioles purchase catcher Ryan Lavarnway's contract, designate reliever Ryan Webb

    Orioles purchase catcher Ryan Lavarnway's contract, designate reliever Ryan Webb
    The Orioles' 14-man pitching staff didn't last long -- not even through the first pitch of Opening Day.  Monday morning, just a few hours before the Orioles' season opener in Tampa Bay, the club designated right-handed Ryan Webb for assignment and...
  • Orioles announce Opening Day roster

    Orioles announce Opening Day roster
    The Orioles on Sunday afternoon set their Opening Day roster, which included a couple of mild surprises, and announced that Ubaldo Jimenez initially will serve as the club's fifth starter. Like most things on a team run by Dan Duquette and Buck...
  • Schmuck: Kevin Gausman again looking like odd man out of Orioles' rotation

    Schmuck: Kevin Gausman again looking like odd man out of Orioles' rotation
    Spring training has come to an end and the Orioles still have too many starting pitchers, which is a good problem to have if you're not the guy who will have to wait around indefinitely for his chance to join the rotation. That apparently will be top...
  • Philadelphia Phillies' power decline leads to change in philosophy but it will take time

    Philadelphia Phillies' power decline leads to change in philosophy but it will take time
    The long ball powered the Phillies to their five-year reign atop the National League East and the 2008 World Series title. Three seasons running, starting in 2007, the Phillies finished the regular season with only one other team in baseball bashing...
  • Pittsburgh Pirates the team to beat in NL Central

    Pittsburgh Pirates the team to beat in NL Central
    CENTRAL DIVISION Pittsburgh Pirates 2014: 88-74, second place. Last year in playoffs: 2014. The Pirates scored the most runs in the division last season and had the best earned-run average. None of the regulars is 30, and all but two reached...
  • Orioles lose Grapefruit League finale, 5-3

    Orioles lose Grapefruit League finale, 5-3
       The Orioles finished Grapefruit League action with a 12-19-2 record, culminating with a 5-3 loss Saturday afternoon to the Atlanta Braves. The game, however, should have an asterisk.   In accordance with the collective bargaining agreement, big...
  • Orioles 3B Jimmy Paredes likely to open season on DL

    Orioles 3B Jimmy Paredes likely to open season on DL
    In the final days of spring training, the Orioles have been stung by a rash of injuries, the latest one hitting the team's best hitter of the spring. Third baseman Jimmy Paredes became the latest Orioles player who will likely open the season on the...