Joseph offers scouting report on Liranzo

SARASOTA, Fla. - Caleb Joseph raised his mitt during a recent bullpen session, awaiting the pitch from 21-year-old Jesús Liranzo, never expecting it to arrive so quickly. The ball almost startled Joseph, who was catching Liranzo for the first time. It definitely impressed him. “I’m not going to say his windup lulls you to sleep. I don’t want to say that. But it’s not a ... read more

Orioles sign Bourn to minor league deal (updated)

SARASOTA, Fla. - Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette is on a roster roll. The Orioles have re-signed outfielder Michael Bourn to a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training. He can earn $2 million if he returns to the majors. Bourn appeared in 24 games with the Orioles last season and batted .283/.358/.435 with two home runs and eight RBIs in 46 ... read more

Notes on Nuño, Ondrusek, Davis, Andino and more

SARASOTA, Fla. - Left-hander Vidal Nuño will participate in his first workout on Wednesday before leaving March 5 for the World Baseball Classic. He’s pitching for Team Mexico. Manager Buck Showalter said Nuño has been working out for a few days and conditioning won’t be an issue. “He’s going to be in pitching shape when he gets back,” Showalter said. “I think he’s OK. Get ... read more

Quick hits from today’s workout

SARASOTA, Fla. - Left-hander Vidal Nuño, the newest Oriole in camp, isn’t working out today and probably won’t report until midweek. The roster remains at 54 players with Nuno’s addition and T.J. McFarland being designated for assignment. Robert Andino returned to camp after leaving yesterday to attend to a family matter. He worked out at third base, shortstop and second base in an attempt to ... read more

Washington wants to bring more power to Orioles lineup

SARASOTA, Fla. -The clubhouse won’t open to the media this morning because it’s Photo Day. Players will be inside Ed Smith Stadium with smiles plastered on their faces. It’s quite a scene. Vidal Nuño hasn’t met the media after the Orioles acquired him from the Dodgers yesterday for minor league pitcher Ryan Moseley. Nuño has a 5-20 career record, but let’s not judge him by ... read more

Orioles acquire Vidal Nuño from Dodgers

SARASOTA, Fla. - Orioles manager Buck Showalter mentioned today that his club had 54 players in major league camp, the lowest total in baseball. Left-hander Vidal Nuño temporarily made it 55. The Orioles have acquired Nuño from the Dodgers for minor league pitcher Ryan Moseley. They had been awaiting the approval of ownership. Left-hander T.J. McFarland was designated for assignment to create room on the ... read more

Ondrusek sidelined with ankle injury (plus more notes)

SARASOTA, Fla. - Reliever Logan Ondrusek may not pitch in Wednesday’s intrasquad game after rolling his right ankle yesterday during a drill. He’s been walking with a limp and continues to receive treatment. Ondrusek was supposed to be on the same team as starter Wade Miley, Dylan Bundy, Zach Britton, Mychal Givens and Jed Bradley. Ondrusek, 32, said the injury occurred as he tried to ... read more

Ynoa trying to seize opportunity with Orioles

SARASOTA, Fla. - Gabriel Ynoa knows that he has a chance to impact the Orioles this season. It just depends what he does with it. The Orioles made an attempt to improve their pitching depth on Feb. 10 by acquiring Ynoa from the Mets for cash considerations. They designated catcher Francisco Pena for assignment and he cleared waivers. Ynoa, 23, has thrown a couple of ... read more