Dan Duquette on Ryan Webb trade, Chris Tillman and more in radio interview

Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette was my guest Sunday on the "Orioles Baseball Tonight" radio show on the O's flagship station, 105.7 The Fan. Among the topics we discussed was the recent trade between the Orioles and Los Angeles Dodgers. On Thursday, the O's sent pitcher Ryan Webb, minor league catcher Brian Ward and a competitive balance draft pick (No. 74 overall) to the ... read more

Checking in with Britton, Garcia and more as opening day in Baltimore arrives

With a 2-1 record after the season-opening series against Tampa Bay, the Orioles play their home opener this afternoon at 3:05 p.m. against Toronto at Camden Yards. Right-hander Bud Norris (15-8, 3.65 ERA in 2014) gets the start against Blue Jays lefty Mark Buehrle (13-10, 3.39 ERA). Norris had an excellent record last year against Toronto, going 4-0 with a 1.78 ERA and a .239 ... read more

Kevin Gausman on the pitch he has started to throw again and his bullpen role

Orioles right-hander Kevin Gausman mentioned today that he is throwing a pitch that he hasn't thrown in several years. There is a new addition to his repertoire. "I'm actually starting to throw my curveball right now and that is what I threw in the game (against Tampa Bay)," he said. "I feel really good about it, talking with Caleb (Joseph) and other guys that caught ... read more

Mike Yastrzemski: "I think it is important to play with a chip on your shoulder"

If he had any doubters, Orioles minor league outfielder Mike Yastrzemski must have proved a lot of them wrong last year. He was not selected until round 14 in the 2013 First-Year Player Draf. There were 428 players selected before the Orioles drafted Yastrzemski, a senior from Vanderbilt. But the grandson of Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski didn't play like a 14th-round pick in 2014, ... read more

Orioles minor league pitcher Jesse Beal is having Tommy John surgery (plus other notes)

Orioles minor league right-hander Jesse Beal is undergoing Tommy John ligament replacement surgery today in Baltimore. The procedure is being performed by Dr. Derrick Papp, one of the O's team physicians.A 14th-round draft pick by the Orioles in 2008 out of South County (Va.) High School, Beal went 2-1 with a 3.48 ERA in 41 1/3 innings last summer at Single-A Frederick. He was a ... read more

A look at the gas man, minor league pitching rotations and more

So last night, Kevin Gausman took the role and morphed into Kevin Gasman. He threw smoke and was clocked at 100 mph on the MASN radar gun and 101 mph on the Tropicana Field stadium gun. He was rested and ready, and it showed. He did make one bad pitch, and it went over the wall for a two-run homer, but the velocity was impressive. ... read more

A look at Bowie's rotation and more from Baysox media day

BOWIE, Md. - When the Double-A Bowie Baysox begin a new Eastern League season on Thursday night at Richmond, Tim Berry will be their opening night starter and Dylan Bundy will be No. 5. Bundy is obviously not the fifth starter based on talent. But it may have just about everything to do with the fact he will be limited in innings early this year. ... read more

Orioles' minor league break-camp rosters

Here are the break-camp rosters for the Orioles' four full-season minor league affiliates, which begin play Thursday. As usual, these rosters are not final for opening day and changes could occur over the next few days. The roster limit for each of those teams is 25 players. TRIPLE-A NORFOLK: Pitchers: Pedro Beato, Michael Bowden, Zach Davies, Oliver Drake, Eddie Gamboa, Steve Johnson, Chris Jones, Pat ... read more