Orioles reassign three players to minor league camp

SARASOTA, Fla. - The Orioles made three cuts tonight, reassigning outfielder Dariel Alvarez, infielder/outfielder Chris Parmelee, and pitcher Chaz Roe to minor league camp. The major league camp roster has been reduced to 37 players, including five non-roster invitees. Alvarez figures to get most of his starts in right field at Norfolk, with Julio Borbon playing center. He was one of the most impressive players ... read more

Showalter on Lough and much more

SARASOTA, Fla. - Why do injuries always seem to crop up late in camp? Here's Orioles manager Buck Showalter following today's 6-5 loss to the Twins: On David Lough: "Still don't like where his hamstring is. I was going to play him in the 10:30 a.m. game over at Twin Lakes today, but he's not going to be able to play tomorrow, either. He might ... read more

Lough may be headed to disabled list

SARASOTA, Fla. - David Lough won't play on Monday due to a sore hamstring and has become a strong candidate for the disabled list. Lough already was sidelined with back spasms. He was scheduled to start against the Rays in Port Charlotte, but that's no longer a possibility. Orioles manager Buck Showalter believes the injuries are related and he didn't sound optimistic that Lough, who's ... read more

Gonzalez goes 5 2/3 innings (O's split squads split)

ORIOLES GAME WRAPS Score: Twins 6, Orioles (ss) 5 Recap: Miguel Gonzalez went 5 2/3 innings, the longest outing by an Orioles starter for a few minutes. Ubaldo Jimenez went six in Dunedin. Gonzalez was charged with five runs and seven hits, with one walk and five strikeouts. The last run off Gonzalez scored when David Hess replaced him and served up a two-run shot ... read more

More Rule 5 talk, Jones and Snider homer (O's down 4-3)

SARASOTA, Fla. - The Orioles' cuts later today won't include Rule 5 pitchers Logan Verrett and Jason Garcia. The evaluations continue, along with the brainstorming on how to keep both of them. Asked if there's a scenario where the Orioles could carry both right-handers in their bullpen, manager Buck Showalter replied, "Sure. I had one brought up to me a couple days ago. And if ... read more

Notes on cuts, Hardy and more

SARASOTA, Fla. - The Orioles are expected to make at least five cuts later today. They won't be announced until after the split-squad games in Sarasota and Dunedin. The vast majority of players optioned or reassigned will be position players. Orioles manager Buck Showalter said shortstop J.J. Hardy's left shoulder is much better today. The club is encouraged, but an MRA is still scheduled for ... read more

Orioles split-squad lineup vs. Twins in Sarasota

SARASOTA, Fla. - With J.J. Hardy unable to play today due to a sore left shoulder, Ryan Flaherty is starting at shortstop in the Orioles' split-squad game against the Twins at Ed Smith Stadium. Manager Buck Showalter will stay in Sarasota rather than watch Ubaldo Jimenez in Dunedin. The bullpen includes Zach Britton, Darren O'Day, David Hess, Branden Kline and Jon Keller. David Lough is ... read more

Orioles and Blue Jays split-squad lineups

SARASOTA, Fla. - The Orioles have two lineups to post this morning, and they've started with the group that's traveling to Dunedin to play the Blue Jays. Nolan Reimold will lead off and play left field. Everth Cabrera is in center field and Steve Clevenger is behind the plate. T.J. McFarland and Chaz Roe are listed in the bullpen behind starter Ubaldo Jimenez. The bench ... read more