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  • Brian Matusz will start in Orioles' bullpen, but he's still an option to start

    SARASOTA, Fla. — Even though left-hander Brian Matusz will open the season pitching out of the Orioles' bullpen, where he flourished in the final five weeks of the season, manager Buck Showalter said he still sees Matusz as an option to start....
  • Want to be Miami Marlins manager? Helps to have a Yankees background

    Brad Ausmus has one thing going for him in this Marlins managerial search that no one seems to be talking about. His Yankees background. Of the six managers Jeffrey Loria has hired since becoming a big-league owner in the fall of 1999, four have...
  • Orioles left hander Wei-Yin Chen leaning toward skipping World Baseball Classic

    Orioles left hander Wei-Yin Chen leaning toward skipping World Baseball Classic
    Orioles left-hander Wei-Yin Chen is leaning toward not pitching for his native Taiwan in this spring’s World Baseball Classic in March, according to an industry source. Taiwan, which competes internationally as Chinese Taipei, is playing in a World...
  • Japanese closer Kyuji Fujikawa tours Camden Yards, meets Duquette

    Japanese closer Kyuji Fujikawa tours Camden Yards, meets Duquette
    Kyuji Fujikawa, a 32-year-old, hard-throwing right hander who is considered one of the best closers in Japan, toured Camden Yards on Friday and had lunch with, among others, Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette. Fujikawa, who is an unrestricted...
  • Chad Nacapoy soaks up international stage

    Chad Nacapoy soaks up international stage
    Chad Nacapoy and Jim Ramos were fairly familiar with each other whenever the Cal State Los Angeles and Cal Poly Pomona baseball teams met the last two seasons. Nacapoy served as a catcher for Cal State L.A. and Ramos was the head coach at Cal Poly...
  • Sports Roundup: Marcus LoVett Jr., boys' basketball previews and two local baseball stars on the big stage

    Sports Roundup: Marcus LoVett Jr., boys' basketball previews and two local baseball stars on the big stage
    With football season in the rear-view mirror for much of the San Fernando and San Gabriel Valleys, we turn our attention to basketball--and to Marcus LoVett Jr. The 5'10 sophomore shooting guard is the most talented and decorated player in the area,...
  • Orioles running out of time to offer contract to Reynolds

    Orioles running out of time to offer contract to Reynolds
    The clock is winding down to Friday’s deadline to tender contracts to arbitration-eligible players, and the Orioles must decide whether to tender contracts to 14 players on their 25-man roster. The largest looming decision is whether the Orioles...
  • Orioles release 2013 spring training schedule

    Orioles release 2013 spring training schedule
    The Orioles' spring training begins with pitchers and catchers reporting to Sarasota, Fla. on Feb. 12, position players arriving by Feb. 15 and the first game at Ed Smith Stadium against the Minnesota Twins on Sat. Feb. 23. It's all a little earlier this...
  • Marlins spring training schedule features Yankees, Red Sox

    Marlins spring training schedule features Yankees, Red Sox
    The Miami Marlins on Friday released their 2013 spring training schedule. Pitchers and catchers are on the field for their first official workout on Feb. 11. Four days later, the club will have its first full squad practice in preparation for the Feb....
  • Early moves at the MLB winter meetings

    Early moves at the MLB winter meetings
    A couple quick things to share with you from sunny Nashville (We can only assume it is sunny. But it is very temperate inside the hotel.) Major League Baseball’s pre-integration committee reviewed candidates from the sport’s beginning...
  • Despite visa issues, Orioles still have high hopes for Cuban defector Henry Urrutia

    Despite visa issues, Orioles still have high hopes for Cuban defector Henry Urrutia
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Orioles are confident that their five-month wait for Cuban defector Henry Urrutia, stuck in Haiti unable to play because of visa issues, will end within the next two weeks. Urrutia, a 25-year-old corner outfielder, has...