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Orioles make two cuts, Machado talks about WBC experience

SARASOTA, Fla. - The Orioles have reduced their camp roster to 42 players, including nine non-roster invitees, by optioning left-hander Richard Bleier to Triple-A Norfolk and reassigning right-hander Zach Stewart to minor league camp. Bleier, acquired from the Yankees last month, allowed three runs and 10 hits in seven innings. Stewart allowed six runs and 10 hits in 10 2/3 innings. He also tossed 1 ... read more

Machado set for Saturday lineup return (and more notes)

SARASOTA, Fla. - Third baseman Manny Machado is taking batting practice this afternoon with the Orioles, his cap spun backward and his hips gyrating to the music filtering through Ed Smith Stadium. Machado returns to the lineup Saturday night against the Twins in Sarasota. Welington Castillo also is back from the World Baseball Classic, and manager Buck Showalter is deciding whether to have him catch ... read more

Wade Miley says he’s ready for next start

SARASOTA, Fla. - Wade Miley isn’t certain about the date of his next start. He only knows that he’s healthy enough to take the ball when it’s given to him. Miley was scratched from Monday’s game against the Red Sox in Fort Myers because of flu-like symptoms that he says have lingered for about a week. Manager Buck Showalter noted that Miley also was under ... read more

Orioles lineup vs. Rays

SARASOTA, Fla. - Pedro Álvarez is serving as the designated hitter tonight for the Orioles on MASN and Mark Trumbo is playing right field. Caleb Joseph is catching left-hander Chris Lee. Rule 5 pick Aneury Tavárez is in center field. Zach Britton, Brad Brach and Tyler Wilson are listed as the relievers. For the Orioles Aneury Tavárez CF J.J. Hardy SS Chris Davis 1B Mark ... read more

Kirby updates Álvarez’s transition to right field

SARASOTA, Fla. - Pedro Álvarez played right field Saturday and Monday and served as the designated hitter yesterday. He’s being tossed into the deep end of the pool, but also thrown the occasional life preserver. Álvarez isn’t a Swimmies kind of guy. Trust me on this one. The Orioles aren’t leaving him out to dry. Álvarez gets lots of reps on the back fields as ... read more

Peña and Perez reassigned, wrapping up a 5-2 loss

SARASOTA, Fla. - The Orioles reassigned catchers Francisco Peña and Audry Perez following today’s 5-2 loss to the Blue Jays. The camp roster stands at 44, including 10 non-roster players. Peña was 1-for-12 and Perez went 1-for-11. Welington Castillo, Caleb Joseph and top prospect Chance Sisco are the only remaining catchers in camp. Castillo returns on Wednesday from the World Baseball Classic. More cuts are ... read more

Jiménez says today was “even better” than last outing (O’s lose 5-2)

ORIOLES QUICK WRAP Score: Blue Jays 5, Orioles 2 Recap: Ubaldo Jiménez failed to get past the fourth inning, allowing four runs and throwing 76 pitches. He gave up five hits, walked three batters, struck out four and threw a wild pitch. ... Chris Davis led off the bottom of the fourth inning with his first home run, a shot to left-center field off Aaron ... read more

Showalter on Drake, Álvarez, Britton and Joseph (updated)

SARASOTA, Fla. - Orioles manager Buck Showalter always warns against falling in love with September and spring training statistics. They can be the great foolers. Where does this leave reliever Oliver Drake, who isn’t fooling many hitters in the Grapefruit League? Drake was fantastic over the final month of the 2016 season, posting a 1.59 ERA in 11 1/3 innings and holding opponents to a ... read more