O’s rotation overhaul complete with expected Cobb addition

It took a while - quite a while - but a team that last year ranked last in the majors in rotation ERA has remade its starting five for the 2018 season. The Orioles posted a rotation ERA of 5.70 last season. But tonight they are on the verge of adding free agent right-hander Alex Cobb to the earlier signing of Andrew Cashner and the ... read more

O’s homegrown talent holds its own, plus Tillman talk

SARASOTA, Fla. - We’ll probably overlook some players, but a partial list of Orioles drafted and developed players that showed some talent at major league spring training includes Chance Sisco, Austin Wynns, Hunter Harvey, Tanner Scott, Cedric Mullins, Ryan Mountcastle, Austin Hays and DJ Stewart. This list only includes players with little big league experience and not those from the farm already helping the big ... read more

Wrapping up Tillman’s outing and the O’s 4-2 victory

LAKELAND, Fla. - When the first two hitters in what could be the Detroit Tigers’ opening day lineup singled today, Orioles right-hander Chris Tillman was in immediate trouble. But soon he would finish a scoreless first going through the heart of the Detroit batting order. It was the start of a good day for Tillman, one that produced better radar gun readings on the scoreboard ... read more

Pregame notes from Lakeland (Tillman quotes, O’s win 4-2)

LAKELAND, Fla. - Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Danny Valencia was scratched from today’s lineup against Detroit due to a sore calf. He’s being held out as a precaution. “Danny felt some soreness in his calf. Been playing a lot. Trainers felt like it would be a good idea to give him a day and not take any chances. I think he’ll be fine,” the ... read more

Susac on his time with the Orioles and the catching competition

LAKELAND, Fla. - The competition to serve as the Orioles’ No. 2 catcher is now down to two after Austin Wynns was optioned to Triple-A on Sunday. It includes Chance Sisco and Andrew Susac, who was acquired by the club on Feb. 2 from the Milwaukee Brewers for a player to be named or cash considerations. Susac has played in 11 Orioles spring games, going ... read more

Tim Beckham works to grasp new position, new chance with Orioles

SARASOTA, Fla. - Orioles third baseman Tim Beckham has a few things to look forward to this season. The challenge of playing a new position in third base for one. For two, he has a chance to get everyday at-bats for a team for the first time through a full season. He knows playing time is not guaranteed, but Beckham looks forward to the chance ... read more

Dylan Bundy on his start today against the Mets

SARASOTA, Fla. - Orioles right-hander Dylan Bundy wanted to get some work on his curveball today. He was able to do that while getting his pitch count up in a start against the New York Mets. Bundy pitched 5 2/3 innings, his longest spring outing, and allowed five hits and five runs (four earned) with one walk and six strikeouts. He gave up one homer, ... read more

Yacabonis makes his pitch to earn some time in the ‘pen this year

SARASOTA, Fla. - It seems there are times we don’t hear his name mentioned when it comes to earning a bullpen spot for the Orioles. But maybe we should. After he had a decent September for the Orioles, 25-year-old right-hander Jimmy Yacabonis has had a solid spring training, as well. In seven games, he has allowed three runs and seven hits with five walks and ... read more