Rasmus: “I feel like I still have a little bit left to give to the game”

SARASOTA, Fla. - Colby Rasmus pulled back his long hair this morning, slipped a cap over it and declared that he’s ready to play baseball again. The Orioles hung a No. 28 jersey in his locker. They’re also putting a lot of trust in him. Seven months after he left the Rays and returned to his Alabama home to be with his wife and three ... read more

Intrasquad lineups

SARASOTA, Fla. - The Orioles won’t parade many of their regulars through today’s intrasquad game at Ed Smith Stadium. Tim Beckham is leading off and playing third base for the Orange team. Caleb Joseph is batting second and catching. Austin Hays is leading off and playing right field for the Black team, followed by Ryan Mountcastle and Cedric Mullins. For the Orange team Tim Beckham ... read more

Machado on Beckham: “I think he looks great”

SARASOTA, Fla. - The work is done in the morning and early afternoons, ground balls hit to Tim Beckham at third base under a hot Florida sun on the Camden Yards replica field. The first Grapefruit League game hasn’t been played and grades remain incomplete, but the transition so far has been seamless. Manny Machado has an ideal vantage point over at shortstop, Beckham’s old ... read more

Showalter on Tillman’s side session, outfield defense (updated)

SARASOTA, Fla. - Outfielder Colby Rasmus is taking his physical in Sarasota today and his minor league deal won’t be announced until the Orioles have the results in hand. Update: The Orioles announced the deal. Rasmus increases the camp total to 63 players. Rasmus opened the 2017 season on the Rays disabled list following surgery on his left hip and he developed tendinitis in June. ... read more

Orioles agree to terms with Rasmus on minor league deal

SARASOTA, Fla. - The Orioles’ search for a left-handed hitting corner outfielder has led them to Colby Rasmus. Rasmus and the Orioles have agreed to terms on a minor league deal pending the completion of a physical, according to a source. Rasmus, 31, could platoon in right field and back up at all three spots. He’s a career .252/.318/.463 hitter against right-handers and a .211/.290/.366 ... read more

Tillman: “It feels good to finally be able to join the team”

SARASOTA, Fla. - Chris Tillman no longer will be a spectator in spring training. Hidden behind the walls of the Ed Smith Stadium complex while negotiations continued on a new contract, Tillman is free to join the workouts and prepare to join a rotation that’s added two starters in less than a week. “It is a relief,” he said this morning while standing outside an ... read more

Orioles announce Chris Tillman signing

SARASOTA, Fla. - The deal is official. Chris Tillman is coming back to the Orioles for the 2018 season, a match that made sense since the early days of free agency. Tillman passed his physical and signed his one-year contract worth a guaranteed $3 million. Incentives can push it to $10 million. There was a delay in the Orioles getting the necessary paperwork, which forced ... read more

Wright arrives in camp in the right frame of mind

SARASOTA, Fla. - Mike Wright keeps hearing that it’s an important spring for him, followed by an important season. Stacking more pressure in case he feels the urge to exhale. He’s out of minor league options and there’s an indentation from him in one of the seats on the Triple-A shuttle. The Orioles have filled four of their rotation spots and are receptive to adding ... read more