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  • 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,...
  • Jason Hammel and Miguel Gonzalez feel good as they ease into spring

    Jason Hammel and Miguel Gonzalez feel good as they ease into spring
    With this year’s spring training longer because of the World Baseball Classic, the Orioles are pacing some of their pitchers a little slower. Jason Hammel, Wei-Yin Chen, Miguel Gonzalez, Darren O’Day and Jim Johnson did not pitch through...
  • Matt Wieters explains why he preferred not to play in World Baseball Classic

    Matt Wieters explains why he preferred not to play in World Baseball Classic
    SARASOTA, Fla. — Matt Wieters seemed like the perfect choice to catch for the U.S. team in the World Baseball Classic, but the two-time All-Star made it clear early on that he wanted to spend as much time as possible in spring camp with the Orioles....
  • Sarasota is diamond destination for Orioles fans

    For Baltimore baseball fans inspired by the Orioles' surprising success last year, spring training couldn't have come soon enough. Those who never wanted that magic season to end along with newbie Birds fans are already flocking in droves to the team's...
  • Orioles right-hander Jake Arrieta's fastball fluid vs. Yankees, but walks were costly

    TAMPA, Fla. – One of Jake Arrieta’s goals in the early part of spring training is to pound the lower part of the strike zone with his mid-90s fastball, to tempt hitters to chop balls into the ground and let his defense make plays behind him....
  • Orioles fall to Twins, 7-1, to lose for first time in Grapefruit League play

    Orioles fall to Twins, 7-1, to lose for first time in Grapefruit League play
    FORT MYERS, Fla. – The Orioles finally lost a Grapefruit League game. The Twins jumped out to a six-run lead Thursday afternoon, three of them off starter Jair Jurrjens in the first inning, as the Orioles lost their first spring game, 7-1, at...
  • Henry Urrutia expected to join Orioles this weekend

    Henry Urrutia expected to join Orioles this weekend
    Cuban defector outfielder Henry Urrutia, displaced in Haiti since the Orioles signed him to a $778,500 bonus in the summer, is expected to report to the club’s minor league facility at Twin Lakes Park some time this weekend. “There’s...
  • 'No prouder moment' for Orioles' Adam Jones as he heads to World Baseball Classic

    'No prouder moment' for Orioles' Adam Jones as he heads to World Baseball Classic
    Representing his country was a dream Orioles center fielder Adam Jones had since he was a teenager growing up in San Diego. Twice while he was in high school, he tried out for his Team USA age-group squad and didn't make it. But now, the 27-year-old...
  • Orioles' Chris Robinson eager to be Canada's starting catcher in WBC

    Orioles' Chris Robinson eager to be Canada's starting catcher in WBC
    SARASOTA, Fla. -- This week, Chris Robinson will go from buried on the Orioles’ organizational depth chart to starting catcher for Canada in the World Baseball Classic. When the Orioles’ 40-man roster was finalized this offseason, the team...