Baltimore Orioles News for March 3, 2014
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Markakis stronger, motivated heading into 2014

Twice a week, hours before the Orioles have to be at the Ed Smith Stadium complex for team stretch, a bulked up Nick Markakis is at Pilates. Baltimore's longtime right fielder started the regimen last year during the baseball season, but he got really intense about it -- among other things -- this winter and is now a regular at 6 a.m ET class, which he upped to three times a week starting Monday.

Can Jonathan Schoop force his way into Orioles' Opening Day lineu...

Can Jonathan Schoop force his way into Orioles' Opening Day lineup?

Chris Davis homers in 9-2 Orioles' loss to Minnesota Twins

SARASOTA, Fla. – Orioles first baseman Chris Davis hit his first mammoth home run of the spring on Monday, a drive off the videoboard above the center field fence that temporarily gave the Orioles the lead in a game they would eventually lose, 9-2, to the Minnesota Twins at Ed Smith Stadium.

Why the AL East should fear the Orioles [Video]

Why the AL East should fear the Orioles [Video]

Orioles nearing deal with left-hander Johan Santana

SARASOTA, Fla. – The Orioles are close to a deal with veteran left-hander Johan Santana, according to an industry source.

Davis launches first Grapefruit League homer

Wilkin Ramirez launched a three-run homer during a seven-run ninth inning as a split-squad Twins club beat the Orioles, 9-2, on Monday afternoon at Ed Smith Stadium.

Orioles re-sign Chris Jones - School of Roch

SARASOTA, Fla. - The Orioles have signed left-hander Chris Jones to a Triple-A contract. The team announced the signing shortly before the end of a 9-2 loss to the Twins at Ed Smith Stadium. The Orioles designated Jones for assignment...

Gausman, Norris and game update - School of Roch

SARASOTA, Fla. - Kevin Gausman's fastball remains in the 95-96 mph range, the same heat he brought last spring training. So much for easing into the competition. "It always takes me longer to get ready arm-wise," Gausman said. "I started...

Starters Now Outside the Rotation

It seems so long ago, but just a couple of weeks ago some were predicting Zach Britton as the frontrunner for the fifth starter in the Orioles’ rotation. Baseball can change in a blink. With the signings of Yoon and Jimenez, the batch of younger pitchers primed to battle for the final rotation spot this […]Starters Now Outside the Rotation - Birds Watcher - Birds Watcher - A Baltimore Orioles Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Orioles nearing minor league deal with Johan Santana

The Orioles are nearing a minor league deal with two-time Cy Young winner Johan Santana, who has a long rehab ahead of him after a second shoulder surgery. In the last couple of years, we've seen the Orioles stash veteran retreads in the minor leagues just to see if they can rally for one last go at the big league level. At first, this was distressing, because we remembered the Andy MacPhail years, when signing veteran washouts meant they would get significant time on the big league club regard

O's nearing Minor League deal with Johan

It appears the Orioles are closing in on a Minor League deal with free-agent pitcher Johan Santana.

Showalter thinks Young can crack roster

Even with the Nelson Cruz acquisition, can Delmon Young still make the Orioles' roster? Manager Buck Showalter thinks so.

'Two minutes with ...' series shifts to Hunter

The "Two Minutes with ..." series continues with Tommy Hunter, who is one of the most outgoing Orioles. The right-hander is widely thought to be the team's closer this year, although manager Buck Showalter has yet to name anybody to the role.

Johan Santana and game updates - School of Roch

SARASOTA, Fla. - Free-agent pitcher Johan Santana stopped by the Ed Smith Stadium complex today, and the Orioles are nearing an agreement on a minor league deal. Former executive Jim Duquette, in camp today with MLB Radio Network, tweeted that...

Showalter plans to utilize Nelson Cruz on defense to keep other...

Though it first appeared that Nelson Cruz would get most of his at-bats this season as the Orioles' DH, Buck Showalter said Monday that Cruz will play left field regularly against left-handed pitching.

Notes on Reimold, Lough, O'Day and more - School of Roch

SARASOTA, Fla. - Outfielder Nolan Reimold contracted food poisoning last night and was sent back to the hotel. "He was sick during the night. Ate something wrong," said manager Buck Showalter. "He won't be having the skillet breakfast anymore. I...

Orioles logo and uniform history

An in-depth look at the logo and uniform history of the Baltimore Orioles. After 52 years as the St. Louis Browns, the baseball club currently known as the Orioles moved to Baltimore in 1954. Adopting their name and colors from the state bird of Maryland, the Orioles have had varying degrees of success since moving to the Charm City. The organization's most sustained period of success, including three World Series Championships, came with the Cartoon Bird on their caps, and after 14-consecutive

O's fan bringing bone marrow donor nights to IronBirds, Keys...

IronBirds, Keys to host bone marrow donor nights; info session at Camden Yards

Sizing up the American League East competiton: Catchers

The Orioles' Matt Wieters is the only incumbent starting catcher in the American League East. How does he stack up against the newcomers to the division? Over the next couple of weeks, we will be taking a position-by-position look at the American League East, gauging where the Orioles are strong and where they are weak relative to their divisional peers, against whom they'll play nearly half of their games. First up is catcher. Check back each day to see what one of our writers thinks about th

Note on Young and information on service for Monica Barlow -...

SARASOTA, Fla. - Delmon Young is back on the bench today after collecting two hits for the Orioles yesterday in Fort Myers. Young could get an at-bat or two later, and he's expected to make the trip to Tampa for...

Top 40 Orioles of all time: #13, Brian Roberts

Brian Roberts was the face of the Orioles during the dark years, and he comes in at #13 on our list. Brian Roberts - 2B (2001-2013) There is little to be said about Brian Roberts that hasn't already been said on this site recently, as we have written five posts about him since September 27th, more than any Oriole other than the newest additions. I'll give it a try, though. Until he became a free agent in October, Brian Roberts had been for quite some time the longest tenured Baltimore Oriole.

Monday Bird Droppings

Lousy Smarch weather... The Twins radio network is broadcasting today's game so it SHOULD be available on Gameday Audio through your handy MLB At Bat really should have At Bat, guys. As Matusz's wart removal waits, he pitches well | Comcast SportsNet Baltimore Quotes and stuff from your favorite, gangly southpaw. School of Roch: A few early spring standouts (MASN)A good survey of the beat hivemind in the early going of the exhibition season. Steve Melewski: Orioles' minor league spr

Hardy leading off today - School of Roch

Norris takes the mound as Cruz plays right field and Markakis serves as DH

Orioles will need a lot more than the 25 players they'll have...

O's will need help from players not on opening day roster to make playoffs

O’s fall to Boston despite a fight

In a game that seemed to inch by little by little…and then a little bit more, the Baltimore Orioles fell for the first time in spring training 2014, by the score of 8-6 in Ft. Myers to Boston. First off a bit of context – the Orioles’ B, C, and D team fell to Boston’s […]O’s fall to Boston despite a fight - Birds Watcher - Birds Watcher - A Baltimore Orioles Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

A few early spring standouts - School of Roch

SARASOTA, Fla. - We're only three games into the exhibition schedule. Much too early to draw any conclusions. Much too early to... Oh, who am I kidding? Let's take a look at a few Orioles who have grabbed my attention....

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