Cashner on his “big step in the right direction” (O’s win 14-1, updated)

LAKELAND, Fla. - Andrew Cashner retired the last 12 batters that he faced today. The Orioles sent 11 to the plate in the fifth inning, with Dwight Smith Jr. collecting two singles. They received back-to-back triples from Jonathan Villar and Trey Mancini. Just another day in spring training. Cashner got on a nice roll after Mikie Mahtook singled to lead off the bottom of the ... read more

Hyde on Jackson, roster decisions, Núñez’s arm and more (O’s up 8-1)

LAKELAND, Fla. - Drew Jackson’s ability to handle the outfield corners, with today marking his first game in right, could influence manager Brandon Hyde’s roster construction prior to opening day. Jackson figures to make the club as a second Rule 5 infielder along with Richie Martin, but he’s been used in a utility role in camp and the resume is expanding. “He’s so versatile. He ... read more

Wynns: “I’m trying to get back as fast as I can”

LAKELAND, Fla. - Austin Wynns remains hopeful that he can get back in the lineup within a few days and continue his fight for a spot on the opening day roster as the Orioles wind down the exhibition portion of their spring training. Wynns hasn’t been able to play due to a strained left oblique. He did some defensive work yesterday on one of the ... read more

Orioles lineup vs. Tigers

SARASOTA, Fla. - Drew Jackson is making his first appearance in right field this afternoon as the Orioles travel to Lakeland to play the Tigers. Ryan Mountcastle is coming over from minor league camp to serve as the designated hitter. He’s batting third. Trey Mancini is starting at first base, Chance Sisco is catching and Joey Rickard is in center field. Andrew Cashner makes his ... read more

Early notes on catchers, Rickard, Araujo and Davis

SARASOTA, Fla. - Orioles catcher Austin Wynns provides the latest example of how an oblique injury isn’t a day-to-day situation. Players can’t rush back from them. Can’t test them early without risking a setback. Wynns seems confident that he’ll return this week, but he still has to take live batting practice. He’s been hitting in the cage, which is where the injury happened. Life as ... read more

Wright: “Got to keep the ball in the park” (O’s lose 5-3)

SARASOTA, Fla. - Mike Wright’s late push to be included in the Orioles rotation needs more muscle. Wright finished strong today by retiring the split-squad Yankees in order in the fifth inning, but he served up three home runs and the Orioles trail 4-1 in the seventh at Ed Smith Stadium. Luke Voit hit a two-run homer to left-center field with the count full in ... read more

Hyde on roster cuts, Wynns update and more (O’s down 4-0)

SARASOTA, Fla. - Brandon Hyde called them into his office one at a time. Eight players sent out of major league camp in the latest round of roster cuts. Always tough conversations for veteran and first-year managers. Outfielders Austin Hays and Anthony Santander, pitchers Yefry Ramirez, Cody Carroll and Branden Kline, and infielder Stevie Wilkerson were optioned to Triple-A Norfolk this morning. Pitcher Gabriel Ynoa ... read more

Elias explains roster decisions on Hays, Santander and Carroll

SARASOTA, Fla. - The message delivered by the Orioles this spring regarding the importance of camp competitions and fighting for available jobs clashed this morning with a round of roster cuts that included outfielders Austin Hays and Anthony Santander and reliever Cody Carroll. Executive vice president and general manager Mike Elias explained the decisions and more while meeting with the media for about 10 minutes ... read more