| Mar 13, 2013
| 7:16 PM
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- While the consensus is that Brian Matusz will make the Orioles’ 25-man roster and pitch in the bullpen like he did superbly at the end of last season, the 26-year-old lefty has said repeatedly that he is approaching this spring...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 4:40 AM
Brian Matusz threw his ballcap into the ring for the open fifth starter spot Wednesday with a dominant outing: four innings pitched, no hits, one walk, seven strikeouts and no flyball outs.
Granted it was the Minnesota Twins without Joe Mauer (World...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 6:54 PM
SARASOTA, Fla. — Brian Matusz's roller-coaster season had landed him in Triple-A Norfolk last August, and he was walking along the city's harbor in the shadows of majestic naval battleships with his father, Mike.
Days earlier, the Orioles left-...
| Mar 16, 2013
| 3:59 PM
DUNEDIN, Fla. -- Outwardly, Dylan Bundy made it clear that he came to his second big league spring training with the goal of winning a starting rotation spot with the Orioles. But despite the tremendous amount of upside and talent the organization’s...
| Mar 17, 2013
| 12:58 PM
Steve Johnson, as is his nature, isn’t going away quietly in the fight for the fifth spot in the rotation.
Johnson, who has earned a reputation as a never-give-up battler, threw four scoreless innings to lead the Orioles to a victory over the...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 4:00 AM
One of the main competitions – really, one of the only competitions – in Orioles spring training this year is for the fifth starter’s role.
A whole lot of names have been thrown into the mix: Jake Arrieta, Zach Britton, Steve Johnson,...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 3:58 PM
For three of the four innings he pitched Friday, right-hander Steve Johnson showed why he remains in consideration to be the Orioles' fifth starter.
The other inning, though, the 25-year-old St. Paul's alum would like to forget.
In the Orioles' 6-3...
| Mar 23, 2013
| 3:20 PM
This spring's competition for the fifth spot in the Orioles' starting rotation came a little bit closer to a conclusion Saturday when the team optioned left-hander Zach Britton to Triple-A Norfolk.
The team also optioned infielders Jonathan Schoop and...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis took batting practice for the second straight day Monday and could DH tomorrow in Fort Myers against the Twins.
Markakis, dealing with a small disk herniation in his neck, hasn't played in a spring game since March...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 4:55 PM
SARASOTA, Fla. -- The Orioles’ clouded roster picture became a lot clearer Wednesday with a couple obvious proclamations, one health setback and a top prospect heading to Double-A.
Orioles manager Buck Showalter announced his rotation for the...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 8:05 PM
SARASOTA, Fla. — Right-hander Jair Jurrjens was hoping to show the Orioles once more what he can do on the mound before the club makes its final roster decisions.
A line drive off the bat of Thomas Neal ended Jurrjens' last audition 21 pitches...