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Minnie Minoso's love of baseball never waned

The Baltimore Sun (Paul Sullivan) — GLENDALE, Ariz. — In his first at-bat in a White Sox uniform, on May 1, 1951 at Comiskey Park, Minnie Minoso homered off Yankees pitcher Vic Raschi.
  • New: 4 hr 34 min ago

Orioles' Steve Clevenger hopes to learn from last season's tough lessons

The Baltimore Sun (Eduardo A. Encina) — The sting of being sent down to the minor leagues last season still fuels Orioles catcher Steve Clevenger. And he's not shy talking about the emotional and frustrating year that was 2014.
  • New: 5 hr 34 min ago

Rule 5 pick Jason Garcia impresses during Orioles' intrasquad game

The Baltimore Sun (Eduardo A. Encina) — Right-hander Jason Garcia, one of the Orioles’ two Rule 5 picks this spring, is considered a long shot to make the Opening Day roster, especially considering the number of relievers in camp and...
  • New: 7 hr 37 min ago

Orioles' Matt Wieters to begin catch-and-throw drills Monday

The Baltimore Sun (Eduardo A. Encina) — Matt Wieters admitted that he consciously would think about his surgically repaired throwing elbow during the first few days of spring training, so catching in his first game-like scenario in...
  • New: 9 hr 9 min ago

Nolan Reimold goes the distance in Sunday's intrasquad game for Orioles

The Baltimore Sun (Peter Schmuck) — Outfielder Nolan Reimold played all six innings of Sunday’s intrasquad game.
  • New: 10 hr 3 min ago

White Sox great Minnie Minoso dies: 'He was an extraordinary person'

The Baltimore Sun (Ed Sherman) — Minnie Minoso, Chicago’s first black major league baseball player who became one of the White Sox’s greatest stars, died Sunday morning.
  • New: 11 hr 49 min ago

Matt Wieters leading off, Everth Cabrera playing shortstop for Orioles intrasquad game

The Baltimore Sun (Eduardo A. Encina) — As the Orioles begin getting at-bats for catcher Matt Wieters this spring, he will lead off in today’s intrasquad game for the home team.
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Josh Hamilton needs a positive outcome like Don Newcombe's

The Baltimore Sun (Bill Plaschke) — Two years ago he stood on the precipice of the Happiest Place on Earth.
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Orioles prospect Dariel Alvarez gets closer to majors, and maybe closer to home

The Baltimore Sun (Eduardo A. Encina) — Orioles outfield prospect Dariel Alvarez is closer to the major leagues than he's ever been, one step away from the pinnacle of a remarkable journey.
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White Sox pitcher Chris Sale has fractured right foot

The Baltimore Sun (Colleen Kane) — GLENDALE, Ariz. — The sight of Chris Sale hobbling around Camelback Ranch with a heavily bandaged foot is something that could induce dread in any White Sox supporter who harbored hopes the club...
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J.J. Hardy's injury might have helped Orioles keep him, but he's glad to be here

The Baltimore Sun (Peter Schmuck) — J.J. Hardy pondered the hypothetical question longer than most professional athletes might.
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Matt Wieters to catch in intrasquad game

The Baltimore Sun (Eduardo A. Encina) — Orioles catcher Matt Wieters will be behind the plate in a game-like setting for the first time since May when he starts in Sunday's intrasquad game on the Ed Smith Stadium main field.
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Orioles remembering Monica Barlow; Gausman excited about first spring start

The Baltimore Sun (Eduardo A. Encina) — Orioles players are wearing orange Lungevity T-shirts for their spring training workout today, the one-year anniversary of the death of former public relations director Monica Barlow from lung...
  • 1 day 16 hr ago

Orioles manager Buck Showalter doesn't see need to limit defensive shifts

The Baltimore Sun (Peter Schmuck) — Orioles manager Buck Showalter continues to refine his array of defensive shifts — and to wonder why there is any talk of new rules that might restrict the use of them.
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Josh Hamilton suffers substance-abuse relapse; MLB suspension likely

The Baltimore Sun (Mike DiGiovanna, Bill Shaikin) — Josh Hamilton has suffered a relapse in his battle with substance abuse, and he is likely to be suspended by Major League Baseball.
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Does Chris Davis really love to play right field?

The Baltimore Sun (Peter Schmuck) — Orioles manager Buck Showalter has said multiple times this spring that he plans to play Chris Davis in right field at times during the regular season, and said on Friday that Davis “loves” to...
  • 2 days ago

Orioles' Chris Davis taking new ADHD medication to 'treat a medical condition,' expert says

The Baltimore Sun (Eduardo A. Encina) — The new medication for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder that Orioles first baseman Chris Davis has been approved to take this season is unlikely to be abused by players seeking an on-field...
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Orioles' crowd noise drill draws a noise complaint

The Baltimore Sun (Peter Schmuck) — How loud was it during the crowd-noise-enhanced popup drills at Ed Smith Stadium on Friday?
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Pirates: Image of 'Jihadi John' in team cap is 'absolutely sickening'

The Baltimore Sun (Chuck Schilken) — The Pittsburgh Pirates organization released a statement Friday expressing disgust after seeing a photo of the man who has been identified as the Islamic State militant known as “Jihadi John”...
  • 2 days ago

Alex Hassan claimed by A's; Orioles intrasquad pitchers announced

The Baltimore Sun (Eduardo A. Encina) — Outfielder Alex Hassan, who was designated for assignment on Wednesday to make roster room for infielder Everth Cabrera, was claimed off waivers by the Oakland Athletics.
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Blog Articles

Wieters catches intrasquad game: Good sign for the Orioles

Birds Watcher (Mike Franz) — Today the Baltimore Orioles competed in an intrasquad game at Ed Smith Stadium. The game resulted in a 0-0 tie. However, the score did not matter because catcher Matt Wieters made big progress...
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Rule 5 pick Jason Garcia impresses during Orioles' intrasquad game

The Baltimore Sun: Orioles Insider (Eduardo A. Encina) — Right-hander Jason Garcia, one of the Orioles’ two Rule 5 picks this spring, is considered a long shot to make the Opening Day roster, especially considering the number of relievers in camp and...
  • New: 7 hr 37 min ago

Orioles catcher Matt Wieters happy with intrasquad appearance, will begin catch-and-throw drills today

The Baltimore Sun: Orioles Insider (Eduardo A. Encina) — SARASOTA, Fla. – Matt Wieters admitted that during the first days of spring training, he would consciously think about his surgically repaired throwing elbow, so catching in his first game-like...
  • New: 9 hr 23 min ago

Nolan Reimold goes the distance in Sunday's intrasquad game for Orioles

The Baltimore Sun: Orioles Insider (Peter Schmuck) — Outfielder Nolan Reimold played all six innings of Sunday’s intrasquad game.
  • New: 10 hr 3 min ago

Orioles intrasquad game lineups: Wieters leading off; Cabrera playing SS

The Baltimore Sun: Orioles Insider (Eduardo A. Encina) — SARASOTA, Fla. – As the Orioles begin getting catcher Matt Wieters at bats this spring, Wieters will lead off in today’s intrasquad game for the home team.
  • 16 hr ago

Baltimore Orioles: Drama will often find you

Birds Watcher (Domenic A. Vadala) — Buck Showalter seems like the type of guy who doesn’t really like drama – and I say that because I’m the exact same way. But if that’s in fact true, it’s funny how...
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Has Christian Walker captured lighting in a bottle?

Birds Watcher (Mike Franz) — In 2014, Christian Walker changed from a ball player with a lot of potential to be good into a player who is—without a shadow of a doubt—good. Between Double-A Bowie and Triple-A Norfolk, Walker...
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Matt Wieters to catch in intrasquad game

The Baltimore Sun: Orioles Insider (Eduardo A. Encina) — Orioles catcher Matt Wieters will be behind the plate in a game-like setting for the first time since May when he starts in Sunday's intrasquad game on the Ed Smith Stadium main field.
  • 1 day 10 hr ago

Orioles morning notes: O's remembering Monica Barlow; Gausman excited about first spring start

The Baltimore Sun: Orioles Insider (Eduardo A. Encina) — SARASOTA, Fla. – Orioles players are wearing orange Lungevity T-shirts for their spring training workout today on the one-year anniversary of the death of former O’s public relations director...
  • 1 day 16 hr ago

Orioles manager Buck Showalter doesn't see need to limit defensive shifts

The Baltimore Sun: Orioles Insider (Peter Schmuck) — Orioles manager Buck Showalter continues to refine his array of defensive shifts — and to wonder why there is any talk of new rules that might restrict the use of them.
  • 1 day 17 hr ago

Will the Baltimore Orioles showcase Ubaldo Jimenez?

Birds Watcher (Domenic A. Vadala) — The Baltimore Orioles tried on several occasions to include Ubaldo Jimenez in potential trades this past off season. Many discussions were held with other teams, but obviously nothing ever came of...
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Does Chris Davis really love to play right field?

The Baltimore Sun: The Schmuck Stops Here (Peter Schmuck) — Orioles manager Buck Showalter has said multiple times this spring that he plans to play Chris Davis in right field at times during the regular season, and said on Friday that Davis “loves” to...
  • 2 days ago

In new wrinkle, crowd noise is pumped in during Orioles spring training drill

The Baltimore Sun: Orioles Insider (Peter Schmuck) — How loud was it during the crowd-noise-enhanced popup drills at Ed Smith Stadium on Friday?
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Orioles afternoon notes: Alex Hassan claimed by A's, Intrasquad pitchers announced

The Baltimore Sun: Orioles Insider (Eduardo A. Encina) — SARASOTA, Fla. – Outfielder Alex Hassan, who was designated for assignment on Wednesday to make roster room for infielder Everth Cabrera, was claimed off waivers by the Oakland Athletics.
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The Orioles' middle infield situation in a nutshell

The Baltimore Sun: The Schmuck Stops Here (Peter Schmuck) — The Everth Cabrera immediately raised questions about the way Orioles manager Buck Showalter will configure his infield roster, considering the speedy Cabrera is primarily a shortstop and the...
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Baltimore Orioles to undergo anti-domestic violence education

Birds Watcher (Domenic A. Vadala) — Major League Baseball announced earlier this week that the entire 40-man roster of the Baltimore Orioles and every other team will have to undergo an anti-domestic violence seminar this spring....
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As Orioles take stadium field Saturday, they're trying to simulate more than noise

The Baltimore Sun: Orioles Insider (Eduardo A. Encina) — Orioles manager Buck Showalter will take his team onto the Ed Smith Stadium field Saturday so that they can use the sound system to pump crowd noise into the venue.
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Orioles-Braves spring training games just got more interesting

Birds Watcher (Mike Franz) — Nick Markakis had some negative comments regarding the Baltimore Orioles and their reasoning behind cutting him. ““Don’t believe a word they say,” Markakis said. “It was all because of my...
  • 3 days ago

Buck Showalter indicates Nick Markakis told him his comments were taken out of context

The Baltimore Sun: Orioles Insider (Eduardo A. Encina) — After Nick Markakis’ comments Wednesday to USA Today, Orioles manager Buck Showalter said he had a text-message dialogue with Markakis on Thursday indicating that the outfielder's statements were...
  • 3 days ago

Baltimore Orioles need Tommy Hunter to dominate in 2015

Birds Watcher (Jacob Adams) — It’s assumed that this coming season, like the three previous, will see the bullpen again be a strength and presumably one of the best in baseball. With the closer role solidified by Zach Britton...
  • 3 days ago