Wrapping up a 5-2 loss

SARASOTA, Fla. - The Orioles will withhold making more roster cuts until Sunday morning. They still have 42 players in camp. Closer Zach Britton and pitcher Gabriel Ynoa are out of their protective boots. Britton already is on the 60-day disabled list and Ynoa is expected to go on the 10-day DL. Left-hander Tanner Scott worked another inning in relief today in a 5-2 loss ... read more

Updating Mike Wright Jr.’s latest start (O’s fall 5-2)

SARASOTA, Fla. - The Orioles turned three double plays this afternoon to provide assistance to Mike Wright Jr. in his latest bid to make the rotation, but he couldn’t turn back the Blue Jays in a three-run fifth inning that marred his outing. Wright was charged with four runs and nine hits in 4 2/3 innings. He walked a batter, struck out two and committed ... read more

Notes on Davis, Valencia, Wright and more (O’s down 4-1)

SARASOTA, Fla. - Orioles manager Buck Showalter is sticking to his plan of starting Chris Davis in Sunday’s game against the Mets in Sarasota. Davis campaigned for today’s game, which fell on his 32nd birthday, but he gets one more day in his recovery from a strained right elbow/forearm. “He tried to talk me into playing today, but we have a plan and a process ... read more

Trumbo on remaining patient in recovery from quad injury

SARASOTA, Fla. - Mark Trumbo isn’t going to rush the process in his recovery from a strained right quadriceps muscle. He won’t create a specific timetable for his return, seeing no benefit in setting himself up for disappointment. Trumbo is headed to the disabled list with a Grade 2 strain, opening up the designated hitter slot while closing his chances of playing on opening day. ... read more

Orioles lineup vs. Blue Jays

SARASOTA, Fla. - Orioles manager Buck Showalter is resting some of his regulars today who made the East Coast trip, with Manny Machado and Jonathan Schoop listed as reserves for a 1:05 p.m. game against the Blue Jays at Ed Smith Stadium. First baseman Chris Davis won’t play until Sunday. Trey Mancini gets another start at first base. Danny Valencia is the third baseman today ... read more

Brach on bullpen, Britton’s progress and more

SARASOTA, Fla. - The Orioles return home today after two games on the East Coast to face the Blue Jays at 1:05 p.m. Mike Wright Jr. is on the mound and first baseman Chris Davis wants to be in the lineup. Manager Buck Showalter could make him wait until Sunday, also in Sarasota, but the return is coming. Reliever Brad Brach threw two innings Thursday ... read more

Davis ready to return to lineup

SARASOTA, Fla. - If it’s left to Chris Davis, he will be in the Orioles lineup for Saturday’s game against the Blue Jays and celebrate his birthday with a home run and animated trip around the bases. Davis is confident that he’s avoided a trip to the disabled list. The stiffness and discomfort in his right elbow/forearm has subsided and he’s performing full baseball activities ... read more

Orioles lineup vs. Mets

SARASOTA, Fla. - Tim Beckham is leading off today for the Orioles as they conclude their East Coast swing with a 1:10 p.m. game against the Mets in Port St. Lucie. Colby Rasmus is playing center field, Austin Hays is in right and Trey Mancini is in left. Danny Valencia is the first baseman. Pedro Álvarez is serving as the designated hitter, a role he ... read more