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  • 3 key relievers get some work vs. Spain's WBC team

    3 key relievers get some work vs. Spain's WBC team
    SARASOTA, Fla. — In an otherwise meaningless exhibition against an obviously undermanned Spain World Baseball Classic team, Orioles manager Buck Showalter accomplished something important Wednesday afternoon. He found work for relievers Jim...
  • Orioles make first round of cuts

    Orioles make first round of cuts
    The Orioles made their first cuts of the spring Thursday, sending five players to minor league camp, including two of the organization’s most promising young pitchers. The club sent out left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez and right-hander Mike Wright,...
  • Jair Jurrjens in camp, says he has 'no hard feelings' with contract restructuring

    Jair Jurrjens in camp, says he has 'no hard feelings' with contract restructuring
    SARASOTA, Fla. -- Orioles right-hander Jair Jurrjens, signed to a minor league contract Friday evening, joined spring training camp this morning for the team’s first full squad workout of the spring. Jurrjens, who initially agreed to a major...
  • Trayvon Robinson joins Orioles after 'a week of misery' on waivers

    SARASOTA, Fla. — Trayvon Robinson suited up for the first time as an Oriole on Saturday and took part in the first official full-squad workout, but the outfielder had hoped to be in camp a lot earlier after being acquired in the November deal that...
  • Showalter impressed with first peek at Orioles pitching prospect Kevin Gausman

    Showalter impressed with first peek at Orioles pitching prospect Kevin Gausman
    SARASOTA, Fla. -- Orioles manager Buck Showalter purposely made sure he steered away from watching pitching prospect Kevin Gausman’s first bullpen session of big league camp on Thursday. Showalter said he didn’t want his eyes to add any...
  • What's the holdup on Luis Ayala and the WBC?

    What's the holdup on Luis Ayala and the WBC?
    To anyone who has followed the Orioles the past few days, I know what you’re asking. Why in the world is it taking so long for Orioles reliever Luis Ayala to decide whether he’s going to pitch for Mexico in the World Baseball Classic? It&...
  • 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...