3:21 PM EST, Mon February 27, 2017
1 hour ago

Orioles utility man Ryan Flaherty dealing with arm issue

SARASOTA, Fla. – Orioles utility man Ryan Flaherty is dealing with an undisclosed arm issue, the team announced Monday before its Grapefruit League game against the New York Yankees at Ed Smith Stadium. The injury isn’t considered serious. Orioles manager Buck Showalter is expected to address the...
2 hours ago

Buck Showalter ensuring Orioles keep memory of former PR director Monica Barlow close

SARASOTA, Fla. -- Tuesday will mark three years since the death of former Orioles public relations director Monica Barlow to lung cancer, and as time passes, the team’s roster includes more players who didn’t know Barlow or her battle against Stage IV lung cancer. It has become an annual spring...
3 hours ago

Orioles notes: Orioles planning to slow play Brach and O'Day

SARASOTA, Fla. – Orioles manager Buck Showalter said that late-inning relievers Darren O’Day and Brad Brach might not see action in early Grapefruit League games, being brought along at a slower pace during this year’s extended spring training. Both pitchers threw an inning in a simulated game...
5 hours ago

Utility man Paul Janish back in Orioles camp for another go-around

SARASOTA, Fla. – Utility infielder Paul Janish is back in camp again with the Orioles, signing a minor league deal with the club for the third straight year. Janish was the latest addition to the Orioles’ big league spring training roster on Saturday, returning to the club after playing 14 games...
8 hours ago

Rule 5 picks Tavarez and Santander already setting up difficult roster decisions for Orioles

It will be a challenge for the Orioles to carry one - let alone both - of their Rule 5 picks on the Opening Day roster, but both outfielders Aneury Tavarez and Anthony Santander have made an early impact in Grapefruit League play.
23 hours ago

Adam Jones' long home run sparks Orioles' 8-3 win over Pirates

Adam Jones swung at the first pitch he saw on Sunday and the ball was never seen again. His solo homer to left might still be up there. It was last spotted sailing over the party area and then the palm trees and whatever else is outside of Ed Smith Stadium on that side of the property.
Feb 26, 2017

Orioles lefty Wade Miley fast and efficient in his spring training debut

SARASOTA, Fla. – Orioles left-hander Wade Miley is one of the quickest workers in baseball, and when he’s getting ahead of hitters and throwing strikes, it’s a weapon to dictating the pace of a game by getting his team back in the dugout quickly. But when Miley is struggling, it can put him on...
Feb 26, 2017

Orioles release left-hander T.J. McFarland

The Orioles were released from left-hander T.J. McFarland’s contract after he cleared release waivers on Sunday, but it doesn’t mean his days with the organization are over. The club would like to re-sign McFarland to a minor league contract – he is now a free agent – but McFarland can sign with...
Feb 26, 2017

Orioles notes before spring home opener

SARASOTA, Fla. – Orioles right-hander Joe Gunkel won’t pitch in today’s Grapefruit League home opener at Ed Smith Stadium as scheduled because of an upper respiratory infection, manager Buck Showalter said. Gunkel, who was added to the 40-man roster this offseason, was slated to make his first...
Feb 26, 2017

Orioles' Bourn on football-related injury: 'That’s the risk you take, so you have to live with it.'

SARASOTA, Fla. – Over the course of his career, Orioles outfielder Michael Bourn said he done several drills to improve his speed, and playing catch with a football following Friday’s workout seemed harmless enough.   But the activity will end up costing Bourn most of spring training, out four...
Feb 25, 2017

Orioles lose Christian Walker to Atlanta Braves on waiver claim

BRADENTON, Fla. – Orioles first baseman/outfielder Christian Walker, who was designated for assignment on Tuesday, was claimed off waivers by the Atlanta Braves, ending the club’s tenure with a player who was not long ago one of the organization’s top prospects. Walker, 25, was the Orioles’ minor...
Feb 25, 2017

Orioles outfielder Michael Bourn out four weeks with broken ring finger injured playing football

BRADENTON, Fla. – The Orioles suffered their first freak injury of spring training on Saturday when outfielder Michael Bourn was diagnosed with a broken right ring finger suffered while catching a football following Friday’s workout in Sarasota. Bourn is expected to miss four weeks, Orioles manager...
Feb 25, 2017

Orioles place reliever T.J. McFarland on release waivers

BRADENTON, Fla. -- Left-hander T.J. McFarland, who was designated for assignment on Sunday, has cleared outright waivers and has been placed on release waivers, according to an industry source.  McFarland, who was designated for assignment when the Orioles acquired left-handed swingman Vidal Nuno...
Feb 25, 2017

Orioles re-sign Paul Janish on minor league deal

BRADENTON, Fla. – The Orioles continued to shore up their infield depth on Saturday, re-signing veteran infielder Paul Janish to a minor league deal with an invitation to big league spring training. Janish hit .194/.286/.226 in 14 major league games with the Orioles last season, but his biggest...
Feb 25, 2017

Dariel Alvarez isn't ready to switch and pitch

Orioles prospect Dariel Alvarez is one of the dozen outfield prospects in camp this spring, and a lot will have to change over the next five weeks for him to climb onto the 25-man roster, which is why there has been speculation that the club might try to convert him into a pitcher. Alvarez has...