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  • Pedro Strop returns to Orioles as a World Baseball Classic champion

    Reliever Pedro Strop, who threw 6 2/3 scoreless innings for the Dominican Republic’s World Baseball Classic championship team, was back with the Orioles on Thursday, doling out hugs to teammates while grinning non-stop. “It was unbelievable....
  • Jake Arrieta emerging as frontrunner for Orioles' No. 5 starter role

    Jake Arrieta emerging as frontrunner for Orioles' No. 5 starter role
    Orioles right-hander Jake Arrieta made a huge push toward solidifying his case for the team’s fifth starter spot on Thursday night, tossing six shutout innings against the Pittsburgh Pirates -- his third straight scoreless Grapefruit League outing...
  • Nick Markakis starting return, confident he will get necessary at-bats

    Nick Markakis starting return, confident he will get necessary at-bats
    Having been cleared to resume baseball activities Thursday, Orioles outfielder Nick Markakis said he's confident he will have¬†enough time -- and at-bats -- to be¬†ready for the regular season. Markakis hasn’t played since March 1, when he was...
  • Jonathan Schoop leads Orioles to 6-3 win over Tampa Bay Rays

    Jonathan Schoop leads Orioles to 6-3 win over Tampa Bay Rays
    The Orioles' top position prospect, Jonathan Schoop, had been away for most of the spring while representing the Netherlands in the World Baseball Classic. He finally returned Wednesday and, on Friday, he led the Orioles to a 6-3 win over the Tampa Bay...
  • Orioles notes: Some good, some bad for Steve Johnson vs. Tampa Bay

    Orioles notes: Some good, some bad for Steve Johnson vs. Tampa Bay
    For three of the four innings he pitched Friday, right-hander Steve Johnson showed why he remains in consideration to be the Orioles' fifth starter. The other inning, though, the 25-year-old St. Paul's alum would like to forget. In the Orioles' 6-3...
  • After playing huge role in WBC, Pedro Strop ready to use experience with Orioles

    After playing huge role in WBC, Pedro Strop ready to use experience with Orioles
    Orioles reliever Pedro Strop assembled with his new World Baseball Classic Dominican teammates three weeks ago for their first workout in Tampa, and that's when the tone for an undefeated championship run was set. The Dominican Republic has become the...
  • Orioles left-hander Zach Britton optioned to Triple-A Norfolk

    Orioles left-hander Zach Britton optioned to Triple-A Norfolk
    This spring's competition for the fifth spot in the Orioles' starting rotation came a little bit closer to a conclusion Saturday when the team optioned left-hander Zach Britton to Triple-A Norfolk. The team also optioned infielders Jonathan Schoop and...
  • Notebook: Mark Hendrickson returns to camp after daughter's birth

    Notebook: Mark Hendrickson returns to camp after daughter's birth
    Orioles left-hander Mark Hendrickson returned to camp on Saturday after joining his wife, Cortney, for the birth of the couple's third child back home in York, Pa. Hendrickson missed the child's birth -- he was standing in the line at the airport for...
  • Jair Jurrjens' last audition cut short by comebacker

    SARASOTA, Fla. — Right-hander Jair Jurrjens was hoping to show the Orioles once more what he can do on the mound before the club makes its final roster decisions. A line drive off the bat of Thomas Neal ended Jurrjens' last audition 21 pitches...
  • Orioles notes and observations: Schoop, Strop, leadership, Huff

    Orioles notes and observations: Schoop, Strop, leadership, Huff
    The Orioles have a night game tonight in Bradenton against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Wei-Yin Chen gets the start and will be followed by Brian Matusz, Tommy Hunter and Daniel Schlereth. Chen pitched two scoreless innings in his Grapefruit League debut...
  • Trayvon Robinson used baseball to escape dangerous neighborhood

    Trayvon Robinson used baseball to escape dangerous neighborhood
    SARASOTA, Fla. — Right around the time major league teams first began taking notice of a talented young outfielder playing at Crenshaw High in South Central Los Angeles, a harsh reality check came for Trayvon Robinson. The Orioles outfielder was in...