Prospect profile: Keegan Akin made a strong pro debut

As a highly drafted pitcher, there were some high expectations on left-hander Keegan Akin before he even threw one pitch as a professional. But he produced such good numbers last summer at short-season Single-A Aberdeen that Akin met those expectations in his debut season and has quickly become one of the Orioles’ top pitching propsects. Drafted in the second round (54th overall) last June out ... read more

Minor league news and tonight’s lineup

SARASOTA, Fla. - The Orioles announced their minor league managers, coaches and staff earlier today, including the previously reported hiring of John Wasdin as minor league pitching coordinator, Buck Britton as Single-A Delmarva’s hitting coach coach, Mark Hendrickson as short-season Single-A Aberdeen’s pitching coach and Carlos Tosca as Gulf Coast League Orioles manager. Wasdin replaces Rick Peterson, who held the title of director of pitching ... read more

Orioles sign Janish to minor league deal (updated with quote)

BRADENTON, Fla. - The Orioles aren’t done making roster moves in spring training or seeking ways to improve their infield depth. Veteran Paul Janish has signed a minor league deal that includes an invitation to spring training, returning him to the organization after it appeared that the Orioles have moved on from him. Janish, 34, has played in 14 games with the Orioles in each ... read more

O’s Brian Graham on why Tanner Scott will pitch in the first inning this year

As the Orioles look to help young, hard-throwing left-handed pitching prospect Tanner Scott improve his control and work further on his pitches, they will use him as a starting pitcher this year. O’s manager Buck Showalter revealed that news during the Orioles’ pitching mini-camp in Florida in January. But this is no role change for the 22-year-old Scott. But rather, it is the best move ... read more

Orioles sign Juan Francisco to minor league deal

SARASOTA, Fla. - The Orioles are on a roll with signing players to minor league deals. The camp roster has room and they’re intent on filling it. Infield depth remains a priority and the Orioles addressed it again tonight by signing Juan Francisco to a minor league contract that includes an invitation to spring training, according to multiple sources. Francisco, 29, hasn’t played in the ... read more

Is it time for Major League Baseball to alter the rules for extra innings?

It may be something that we never see in the major leagues, but Major League Baseball officials like it enough that they will experiment with it this year in the lower level of the minor leagues. This summer, in the Gulf Coast League, where the Orioles have an affiliate, and in the Arizona League, a runner will be placed at second base to start every ... read more

Chance Sisco is ranked No. 57 by Baseball America

Baseball America released its 2017 listing of the top 100 prospects in the sport during a broadcast on MLB Network last night. The Orioles, as expected, placed just one player on the list with catcher Chance Sisco ranked No. 57. Last year, the Orioles had no players make this list. Earlier, Sisco was ranked No. 69 on ESPN’s top 100 and No. 99 by MLBPipeline.com. ... read more

The Mancini decision: Has he graduated from the minors?

Among many questions the Orioles have to answer once spring training starts is just where first baseman Trey Mancini will be on opening day. Is he going to make the roster or head back to the minors again to start 2017? Until the Orioles re-signed Mark Trumbo, both vice president Dan Duquette and manager Buck Showalter expressed plenty of confidence in Mancini, and it looked ... read more