Orioles lineup vs. Rays

SARASOTA, Fla. - Everth Cabrera is getting another start at shortstop today for the Orioles, while J.J. Hardy receives treatment for a strained muscle in his left shoulder. Hardy said the shoulder feels much better, but the team needs to get the swelling down. He expects to field ground balls before he's cleared to swing a bat. Hardy also said he doesn't know when he'll ... read more

More on Hardy's shoulder and Paredes' opportunity

SARASOTA, Fla.- The Orioles will try to make it through today without another player being pointed toward the disabled list. Outfielder David Lough and shortstop J.J. Hardy have been crossed off the projected 25-man roster over the past two days. Catcher Matt Wieters already was bumped from it. These subtractions won't destroy the Orioles, but it's not an ideal way to begin defending their American ... read more

Duquette on whether O's need shortstop: "We signed one just before camp opened"

SARASOTA, Fla. - Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette indicated tonight that he's not in the market for another shortstop despite losing J.J. Hardy to a strained muscle in his left shoulder. An MRI arthrogram this morning revealed the injury, termed a "subscapularis strain," and Hardy can't perform baseball activities for a minimum of 10 days. Everth Cabrera, signed as a free agent on Feb. ... read more

Buck Showalter on J.J. Hardy: "What they expected to find, they found"

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. - Baseball has a way of thinning out a jammed roster as camp winds down. Look at what's happening to the Orioles. Within the past two days, we've learned that outfielder David Lough and shortstop J.J. Hardy are headed to the disabled list. Lough has hamstring and back injuries, and Hardy was diagnosed today with a subscapularis strain in his left shoulder. ... read more

J.J. Hardy expected to go on DL

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. - Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy is expected to begin the season on the disabled list after being diagnosed today with a strained muscle in his left shoulder. An MRI arthrogram this morning revealed a subscapularis strain - a muscle underneath the shoulder blade - and Hardy is prohibited from doing any baseball activities for 10 days. A trip to the DL would ... read more

Zach Davies done in fourth inning (O's, Rays tie 6-6)

ORIOLES QUICK WRAP Score: Orioles 6, Rays 6 (10 innings) Recap: Zach Davies allowed one run and five hits in 3 1/3 innings, with two walks and four strikeouts. Evan Longoria led off the bottom of the fourth with a home run off Davies. Mychal Givens struck out two batters to strand two inherited runners. Alejandro De Aza had an RBI triple in the third ... read more

Game update and more notes (O's lead 5-0)

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. - The Orioles scored a run off Rays starter Matt Andriese in the top of the first inning today on Nolan Reimold's walk, a Jimmy Paredes single and Delmon Young's infield hit. Reimold has drawn eight walks this spring. Paredes is 19-for-48 (.396). Zach Davies walked a batter and struck out two, including Evan Longoria, in the bottom of the first inning. ... read more

Arencibia on injury, plus Rays lineup (updated)

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. - Catcher J.P. Arencibia received a cortisone injection in his right forearm this morning and will be shut down for the next few days, further damaging his chances of breaking camp with the Orioles. Arencibia has been diagnosed with a strained right flexor mass. His arm was wrapped in ice this morning while standing at his locker. "Got a shot and wait ... read more