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Orioles make 1st cuts; Means roughed up in 13-1 loss; Hyde criticizes defense, pitching

What’s happening? – The Orioles have the first of two days off this spring on Monday. Manager Brandon Hyde says the only activity will be a few pitchers coming to the Ed Smith Stadium complex in Sarasota for bullpen sessions. On Tuesday, the Orioles will play the Minnesota Twins at Hammond Stadium at CenturyLink Sports […]
Mar 7, 2021

Looking at Orioles’ rotation after a week of Grapefruit League games

John Means is the first Oriole pitcher to start for the second time. He’s also the most secure in their rotation. A week into the Grapefruit League schedule, with an offday on Monday, manager Brandon Hyde isn’t in a rush to pick a rotation. “I think it’s really early,” Hyde said in a Sunday morning […]
Mar 7, 2021

Hyde likes Orioles’ outfield options; Means makes 2nd start; Hernández off target in first

What’s happening? –John Means will make his second spring training start for the Orioles against the Pittsburgh Pirates at LECOM Field in Bradenton, Florida at 1:05 pm on Sunday. JT Brubaker will start for Pittsburgh. Means allowed a run on four hits in 1 2/3 innings against the New York Yankees on Tuesday. DJ Stewart […]
Mar 6, 2021

Adley Rutschman feeling more comfortable with Orioles’ pitchers

Adley Rutschman was designated a camp reseve by the Orioles just prior to spring training, and in his second camp, he’s been spending much of his time at the minor league complex at Twin lakes Park. On Saturday night, Rutschman will be the starting designated hitter for the Orioles as they face the Detroit Tigers […]
Mar 6, 2021

Harvey, Fry, Rule 5 pitchers struggle; Mountcastle homers; Hernández makes 1st Orioles start

What’s happening? –Former Cy Young Award winner Félix Hernández will make his first start as an Oriole against the Detroit Tigers at Ed Smith Stadium at 6:05 pm on Saturday. It’s the Orioles’ first night game of spring training. With Opening Day less than a month away, manager Brandon Hyde said he doesn’t think Triple-A […]
Mar 5, 2021

Left-hander Zac Lowther thinks he’s ready to help Orioles

For the first time, Zac Lowther entered spring training on the Orioles’ 40-man roster, and manager Brandon Hyde has promised to give him a long look. “I think going into the spring, it’s the same thing every year, get ready for the season,” Lowther said on a video conference call. “Hearing him say that, it’s […]
Mar 5, 2021

First Orioles start for Harvey; Sore hip sidelines Galvis; Zimmermann pitches well

What’s happening? –Veteran right-hander Matt Harvey will make his first start for the Orioles against the Toronto Blue Jays at TD Ballpark in Dunedin, Florida on Friday. Game time is 1:07 pm. Toronto’s starter will be Hyun Jin Ryu. Keegan Akin, who has yet to pitch this spring, is expected to follow Harvey. Left-handed pitcher […]
Mar 4, 2021

Opening Day is four weeks away, and here are some camp impressions

Four weeks from now, on April 1, the Orioles will open the 2021 season at Fenway Park against the Boston Red Sox, the team visiting Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota on Thursday. Though the Orioles have played just four games, all fewer than nine innings, here are some early impressions. John Means is going to […]
Mar 4, 2021

Hays and Stewart homer in Orioles’ 1st spring win; Hyde loves Valdez’s enthusiasm

What’s happening? –Dean Kremer will get his first start of the Grapefruit League season against the Boston Red Sox at Ed Smith Stadium on Thursday at 1:05 pm. Matt Andriese will start for the Red Sox. The Orioles have several players in camp who are sons of major league players — Hunter Harvey, Tyler Nevin […]
Mar 3, 2021

Orioles CEO John Angelos: ‘The team would never move’

Orioles chairman and CEO John Angelos doubled down on his past assertions that the team will not leave Baltimore in an interview on 105.7 The Fan, the Orioles’ flagship station. “I don’t react because it’s untrue. The team would never move,” Angelos said. “It will never move. It’s here. It’s here forever. It’s been here […]
Mar 3, 2021

Tyler Nevin part of a special baseball family; Orioles name minor league staff; Joe Altobelli dies at 88

Before Tuesday’s game in Sarasota, the New York Yankees sent their third base coach, Phil Nevin to the pre-game meeting with the umpires. Orioles coach Fredi González noticed it and suggested to manager Brandon Hyde that they send Nevin’s son, Tyler, a promising Orioles minor league infielder to home plate. “It was a special moment,” […]
Mar 3, 2021

Davis strains back; Means struggles in first; Mullins explains hitting decision

What’s happening? – Wade LeBlanc will for the Orioles against the Atlanta Braves at CoolToday Park in North Port, Florida at 1:05 pm Wednesday. Drew Smyly will start for the Braves. Dean Kremer will start against Boston on Thursday, Matt Harvey will start against Toronto in Dunedin on Friday, and Félix Hernández will start against […]
Mar 2, 2021

Orioles’ position players who could get a look in 2021

Barring injuries, there probably aren’t many decisions on position players to make for manager Brandon Hyde. The biggest decision is probably whether to go with 13 or 14 pitchers. A 14th pitcher means just three bench player. Yusniel Diaz isn’t expected to begin the season with the Orioles, but should get a look in the […]
Mar 2, 2021

Means gets first spring start; López has rocky 1st inning; Stewart hits 2-run homer

What’s happening? – John Means will get his first start of the spring against the New York Yankees on Tuesday at 1:05 pm at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota, Florida. Manager Brandon Hyde probably will use a similar lineup to the one that started on Sunday in the Orioles’ first game. Chris Davis, Yusniel Diaz, […]
Mar 1, 2021

Keegan Akin looking for consistency in his second season with Orioles

Entering spring training, Keegan Akin had an advantage over last year. He had eight major league appearances, and six starts in 2020. “It was my first big league camp,” Akin said in a video conference call from Orioles spring training in Sarasota, Florida. “I was just trying to get my feet wet, get a feel […]