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  • Orioles reliever Luis Ayala will not pitch in World Baseball Classic

    Orioles reliever Luis Ayala will not pitch in World Baseball Classic
    Orioles reliever Luis Ayala has decided he will not pitch for Mexico in next month’s World Baseball Classic. Because Ayala’s winter ball team in Mexico won the Caribbean Series championship, his winter ball season just ended 11 days ago....
  • Manny Machado returns to camp after missing Monday's workout

    Manny Machado returns to camp after missing Monday's workout
    Orioles third baseman Manny Machado returned to camp Tuesday morning after missing Monday's workout to have additional testing for his physical. The 20-year-old planned to be a full go for Tuesday’s workout, which included a variety of drills,...
  • With Pedro Strop, Dominican may have top World Baseball Classic bullpen

    With Pedro Strop, Dominican may have top World Baseball Classic bullpen
    Orioles setup man Pedro Strop probably won’t get any opportunities to close games for the Dominican team during the World Baseball Classic. “I don’t think so,’’ he said, “since we have Fernando Rodney and [Santiago]...
  • Kevin Gausman throws perfect four-out inning in Orioles' intrasquad game

    Kevin Gausman throws perfect four-out inning in Orioles' intrasquad game
    SARASOTA, Fla. -- The Orioles played on the Ed Smith Stadium main field for the first time this spring on Thursday afternoon, making it the site for their second straight day of intrasquad games. Much like the back-to-back intrasquad games on Wednesday,...
  • Is there an underdog in the AL East this season?

    Is there an underdog in the AL East this season?
    Here’s another subplot in the build-up to what should be a free-for-all in the AL East this summer: Almost every team in the division can play the nobody-believed-in-us card. With the exception of maybe the Blue Jays, who generated the most...
  • Schoop pumped to play with Curacao country mates on Netherlands WBC team

    Schoop pumped to play with Curacao country mates on Netherlands WBC team
    SARASOTA, Fla. — On the tiny Caribbean island of Curacao, located just off the northern Venezuelan coast, baseball is the unofficial national sport. Kids growing up there have dreams of playing in the Little League World Series, following in the...
  • Nate McLouth ready to let it rip as Grapefruit League games begin

    Nate McLouth ready to let it rip as Grapefruit League games begin
    SARASOTA, Fla. — As the Orioles open their Grapefruit League schedule Saturday with a home game against the Minnesota Twins at Ed Smith Stadium, hitters will take varying approaches at the plate. Some will take more pitches than usual to get a...
  • Robinson's homer gives Orioles 5-3 win over Twins in Grapefruit League opener

    Robinson's homer gives Orioles 5-3 win over Twins in Grapefruit League opener
    SARASOTA, Fla. -- Trayvon Robinson's two-run homer in the eighth inning gave the Orioles a 5-3 win over the Twins in their Grapefruit League opener at Ed Smith Stadium. Robinson, who is competing for a reserve spot in a cluttered outfield mix, took...
  • Saturday's spring training recaps from the Grapefruit and Cactus leagues

    GRAPEFRUIT LEAGUE Mets 5, Nationals 3: Stephen Strasburg surrendered three hits over two innings - including a single and home run to the first two batters he faced - in his first action since Sept. 7. David Wright was hitless in three at-bats for New...
  • 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,...
  • Orioles news and notes (Jair Jurrjens, Luke Scott, arbitration)

    Orioles news and notes (Jair Jurrjens, Luke Scott, arbitration)
     As I wrote for Thursday’s newspaper, right-hander Jair Jurrjens believes he and the Orioles are “getting close” to finalizing a deal, which would put the free agent in a position to compete for a spot in the Orioles’ rotation this...