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MASN: School of Roch Feb 28, 2024
Quick Orioles pregame hits on injuries and pitching (Wong signed to minor league contract)

Quick Orioles pregame hits on injuries and pitching (Wong signed to minor league contract)

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Gunnar Henderson took batting practice again this morning in Sarasota and remains on track to make his 2024 spring debut in the near future.Henderson was held back in workouts and games due to soreness in his left oblique. He made it through yesterday’s batting practice without incident.“He did a lot of defense yesterday, also, and everything’s going great,” said manager Brandon Hyde. “It’s just a matter of getting him a little bit more on-the-field stuff, and you should see him pretty soon.”Second baseman Connor Norby said the soreness in his left side is...
MASN: School of Roch Feb 27, 2024
Orioles lineup vs. split-squad Tigers in Sarasota

Orioles lineup vs. split-squad Tigers in Sarasota

SARASOTA, Fla. – Jackson Holliday is leading off for the Orioles this afternoon for their game against the split-squad Tigers at Ed Smith Stadium.Holliday gets another start at second base, with Jorge Mateo at shortstop.Coby Mayo is making back-to-back starts at third base.Ryan McKenna is the center fielder today, with Daniel Johnson in left field and Tyler Nevin in right. Heston Kjerstad is the designated hitter.Gunnar Henderson remains out of the lineup after experiencing tightness in his left oblique last month during workouts. But he’s making progress every day while increasing...
MASN: Steve Melewski Feb 27, 2024
After being limited by injuries in 2023, Ryan Mountcastle looks for productive '24

After being limited by injuries in 2023, Ryan Mountcastle looks for productive '24

For a player that was limited by injuries to 115 games and 470 plate appearances in the 2023, Ryan Mountcastle still did some nice things with his potentially potent bat. Especially in the second half when his OBP soared to heights when have not seen from him in the big leagues.On the year Mounty hit .270/.328/.452/.779 producing career bests in batting average and OBP and producing his best OPS+ in his three full years of 117.In the lineup he was topped by Adley Rutschman (128), Gunnar Henderson (125), Ryan O'Hearn (122) and Anthony Santander (121).In the second half Mountcastle hit...
MASN: School of Roch Feb 27, 2024
More Orioles observations in early days of exhibition games

More Orioles observations in early days of exhibition games

SARASOTA, Fla. – The Orioles are playing their fifth exhibition game this afternoon, hosting the Tigers with Grayson Rodriguez making his first start.Among my camp observations prior to the opener were Jackson Holliday prepping to play second base, teammates being excited to have Dillon Tate back, Cedric Mullins resembling the pre-injury version of himself, players being angry about the Division Series sweep but moving past it, no one worrying about Gunnar Henderson’s oblique or John Means being a month behind, no one showing panic over Kyle Bradish’s elbow injury, Yennier Cano’s...
MASN: School of Roch Feb 20, 2024
Mateo prepared for positional moves in 2024

Mateo prepared for positional moves in 2024

SARASOTA, Fla. – Jorge Mateo is ready for anything that the Orioles throw at him.He’s also prepared to catch it.Mateo won a Fielding Bible Award at shortstop in 2022 and was a notable snub in Gold Glove Award voting. He made 95 starts at the position last season compared to 142 the previous summer, a prolonged slump and the emergence of Gunnar Henderson cutting deep into his time.Jackson Holliday will break camp with the team or debut shortly after, giving Mateo another shove. But the at-bats should be available to him.The Orioles gave Mateo two starts in center field last season and will...
Camden Chat Feb 15, 2024
Orioles prospect Samuel Basallo has put himself on a fast track through the minors

Orioles prospect Samuel Basallo has put himself on a fast track through the minors

Photo by Nick Cammett/Diamond Images via Could he back up Adley Rutschman this season? Crazier things have happened. Recent years have seen top 100 prospect lists stocked with Orioles. This season, even after Gunnar Henderson and Grayson Rodriguez graduated from prospect status and DL Hall’s trade to the Brewers, there are still five in Baseball America’s top 100: Jackson Holliday (No. 1), catcher Samuel Basallo (10), infielder Coby Mayo (25), and lefty-hitting outfielders Colton Cowser (34), and outfielder Heston Kjerstad (No. 41). In terms of pure buzz, no one...
MASN: Steve Melewski Feb 6, 2024
Bobby Witt Jr. becomes latest young MLB star to sign big bucks extension

Bobby Witt Jr. becomes latest young MLB star to sign big bucks extension

The deal was announced, and the news was probably just minutes old when some around Birdland wondered whether their team might soon have interest in a similar arrangement.Monday afternoon, the Kansas City Royals, who ranked 24th in 2023 in MLB team payroll, a few steps ahead of the Orioles, locked up one of their bright young stars to a huge contract.When your team has its own bright young starts – players like Adley Rutschman and Gunnar Henderson and maybe soon will be adding Jackson Holliday to that list - it’s only natural to wonder and hope that they remain Orioles for a long, long...
Baltimore Sun Feb 6, 2024
Orioles position preview: Infield’s bright future has arrived

Orioles position preview: Infield’s bright future has arrived

Gunnar Henderson was just the start of a wave of infield prospects ready to make an impact for the Orioles.

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