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  • Orioles' Jonathan Schoop comfortable with spot in second base competition

    SARASOTA, Fla. — When infielder Jonathan Schoop won the Orioles' Minor League Player of the Year award in September 2011, he traveled to Camden Yards to accept the honor. The shy, skinny Curacao native, then 19 years old, couldn't have looked more...
  • MLB to media in Australia: Just smile and have a Vegemite sandwich

    Your browser does not support iframes. So the Dodgers and Diamondbacks are in Australia to promote baseball as international sport. Guess that’s swell, though making it part of the regular season seems a hellacious idea. But if Major League...
  • With Orioles' Jonathan Schoop and others, Curacao becoming baseball hotbed

    SARASOTA, Fla. — The scene played out on a sun-soaked afternoon at Ed Smith Stadium last week with Orioles manager Buck Showalter watching intently and chuckling. Atlanta Braves budding superstar shortstop Andrelton Simmons was on second base,...
  • At Orioles FanFest, some fans, but not all, are hungry for free-agent signing

    At Orioles FanFest, some fans, but not all, are hungry for free-agent signing
    Orioles fans flocked to the Baltimore Convention Center on Saturday morning, a trail of orange and black surrounding the entire building almost an hour before the doors opened for the club's annual FanFest. Some came with hopes of good news to awaken...
  • The baseball hunger games

    The baseball hunger games
           SARASOTA, Fla. -- Clearly, baseball fans and the media who represent them are hungry for some real news as the exhibition season gets underway, but it will be a while before what happens on the field really starts to mean much.        Of course,...
  • Power rankings: No. 15 Blue Jays

    Power rankings: No. 15 Blue Jays
    No. 15 Blue Jays: 16th in a series counting down to spring training. Next: Dodgers. One more year, two at the most. Unless that pesky Mayan calendar is correct, and the Earth drifts into a black hole or is attacked by a higher species we never knew...
  • Orioles' presence at Cespedes' workout showcases expanded international efforts

    Orioles' presence at Cespedes' workout showcases expanded international efforts
    Desperately lagging in the world baseball market, the Orioles are attempting to step up their international efforts, and this weekend might serve as a primary example of that change in philosophy. An Orioles contingent — to include manager Buck...
  • Orioles agree to terms with Japanese LHP Tsuyoshi Wada

    Orioles agree to terms with Japanese LHP Tsuyoshi Wada
    The Orioles have agreed to terms with Japanese lefty starter Tsuyoshi Wada, which reopens their pipeline to Japan, according to an industry source. He will sign a two-year, $8.15 million deal with a 2014 option worth $5 million, the source said. It is...
  • Orioles agree to terms with Japanese pitcher Wada

    Orioles agree to terms with Japanese pitcher Wada
    Two of Dan Duquette's primary goals when he took over as the Orioles' executive vice president last month were to immediately improve the club's starting rotation and strengthen its presence in the international marketplace. He might have done both...
  • Some Orioles notes (Wada, Darvish, Dice-K, Scott)

    Some Orioles notes (Wada, Darvish, Dice-K, Scott)
    The Orioles announced shortly after 6 p.m. Wednesday that they had signed 30-year-old Japanese left-hander Tsuyoshi Wada. An introductory conference will be held at Camden Yards at 4 p.m. on Thursday. It won’t be as big of a deal as when the...
  • New Orioles pitcher Wada begins transition from Japan

    New Orioles pitcher Wada begins transition from Japan
    The Orioles' new starting pitcher, Tsuyoshi Wada, likely won't make his Camden Yards debut until the first full week of April, and it won't be known for several months how well he'll make the transition from Japan's Nippon Professional Baseball to major...