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  • Brian Matusz dominates in first spring start as Orioles beat Twins

    Brian Matusz dominates in first spring start as Orioles beat Twins
    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...
  • Breaking down the Orioles' competition for a fifth starter

    Breaking down the Orioles' competition for a fifth starter
    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...
  • With newfound confidence, Brian Matusz aims for a starting role

    With newfound confidence, Brian Matusz aims for a starting role
    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-...
  • Orioles option top pitching prospect Dylan Bundy to Double-A Bowie

    Orioles option top pitching prospect Dylan Bundy to Double-A Bowie
    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...
  • Steve Johnson puts up zeroes in Sarasota

    Steve Johnson puts up zeroes in Sarasota
    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...
  • Orioles' fifth starter competition is making the pitchers better

    Orioles' fifth starter competition is making the pitchers better
    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,...
  • Orioles notes: Some good, some bad for Steve Johnson vs. Tampa Bay

    Orioles notes: Some good, some bad for Steve Johnson vs. Tampa Bay
    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...
  • Orioles left-hander Zach Britton optioned to Triple-A Norfolk

    Orioles left-hander Zach Britton optioned to Triple-A Norfolk
    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...
  • Nick Markakis could DH Tuesday in Fort Myers against Twins

    Nick Markakis could DH Tuesday in Fort Myers against Twins
    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...
  • Jason Hammel named Orioles' Opening Day starter

    Jason Hammel named Orioles' Opening Day starter
    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...
  • Jair Jurrjens' last audition cut short by comebacker

    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...