Orioles revert back to subs after starters last night

SARASOTA, Fla. - The Orioles make their only trip to Dunedin this afternoon to play the Blue Jays. No one celebrates it. Don’t bother checking for starters. The lineup won’t come close to resembling the one posted for opening day. I can only guarantee that nine players will be on the field, including left-hander Jayson Aquino, who gets his turn at trying to claim the ... read more

Wrapping up a 6-3 win

SARASOTA, Fla. - Orioles left-hander Wade Miley will start Tuesday afternoon against the Braves in Orlando after being scratched from his last outing because of an illness. Jayson Aquino starts Sunday against the Blue Jays in Dunedin and Tyler Wilson starts Monday against the Red Sox in Sarasota. Oliver Drake served up a long two-out, two-run homer to Niko Goodrum in the ninth inning in ... read more

Gabriel Ynoa tosses five scoreless innings (Orioles win 6-3)

ORIOLES QUICK WRAP Score: Orioles 6, Twins 3 Recap: Gabriel Ynoa tossed five scoreless innings with one hit, one walk and three strikeouts. He retired 12 of the last 13 batters ... J.J. Hardy collected his first home run and RBI in the second inning ... Jonathan Schoop homered in the fourth inning in his first game since returning from the World Baseball Classic ... ... read more

Showalter on Lee: “He’s got a chance to help us this year”

SARASOTA, Fla. - The Orioles have 41 players in camp after optioning left-hander Chris Lee to Triple-A Norfolk before tonight’s game against the Twins. “We’ll keep moving in that direction toward 25,” said manager Buck Showalter. Lee allowed four runs and 12 hits in five appearances over 13 innings, with five walks and 10 strikeouts. But in two starts that led to today’s roster move, ... read more

Orioles option Chris Lee (plus other notes)

SARASOTA, Fla. - The Orioles have optioned left-hander Chris Lee to Triple-A Norfolk. However, he remains a candidate to be the fifth starter. Manager Buck Showalter reminded the media that the club has until April 15 to make a decision. The competition will continue at the highest affiliate. Showalter said Lee needs to work on his secondary pitches and added, “He has a chance to ... read more

Jones talks about “the best experience” of his life after WBC

SARASOTA, Fla. - Third baseman Manny Machado, second baseman Jonathan Schoop and catcher Welington Castillo returned to the Orioles lineup tonight upon their return from the World Baseball Classic. However, center fielder Adam Jones isn’t certain when he’ll make his next start after leading Team USA to the championship. “How much do I want to play? How much do I think I’ll play?” Jones said, ... read more

Seth Smith returns to Orioles lineup

SARASOTA, Fla. - Seth Smith is in the Orioles lineup tonight for the first time since March 8. He’s been unable to play because of a sore hamstring. Smith is joined by Manny Machado at third base, Jonathan Schoop at second and Welington Castillo behind the plate. Zach Britton, Brad Brach and Oliver Drake are listed as relievers behind starter Gabriel Ynoa. For the Orioles ... read more

This, that and the other

SARASOTA, Fla. - Does anyone want to be the Orioles’ fifth starter? I’d do it, but it might interfere with my blogging. I considered Mike Wright to have the edge before last night, and it still could hold true, but he allowed five runs and seven hits in two innings against the Twins in Fort Myers. It’s important to remember that the competition doesn’t have ... read more