Mountcastle gets more work in left field, Milone retires 15 of 16

Ryan Mountcastle was given another look in left field tonight for the “visiting” Orioles in their intrasquad game at Camden Yards. Use him before they lose him. Both teams had a full outfield, which in itself is a noteworthy achievement. Mountcastle, Andrew Velazquez and Mason Williams for the team wearing white. DJ Stewart, Austin Hays and Cedric Mullins for the team in orange. Both lineups ... read more

Martin and Blach to undergo surgery (plus other notes)

Orioles infielder Richie Martin and pitcher Ty Blach are scheduled to undergo surgery on Wednesday after suffering injuries last week in summer training camp. The truncated 2020 season will go on without them. Martin is having a procedure to repair a fractured bone in his right wrist. Blach is slated for Tommy John surgery after receiving a second opinion on his sore left elbow. Manager ... read more

Roster reductions out of team’s control, Stewart’s rotation candidacy

Camp reductions aren’t supposed to happen due to injury. The Orioles would prefer maintaining control of the process, but it keeps slipping from their grasp. Forty-five players in the pool are supposed to be competing for spots on the 30-man roster for opening day. The rest are headed to the alternate camp in Bowie, with the Orioles having the freedom to call upon them. They ... read more

Martin has broken bone in wrist, three spots in rotation appear set

The utility competition in the Orioles’ summer training camp no longer includes Richie Martin, who’s been lost in an unexpected manner. Martin underwent X-rays yesterday afternoon that revealed a fractured bone in his right wrist, an injury that occurred after he collided with first baseman Chris Davis while diving back into the bag during Friday night’s intrasquad game. The former Rule 5 pick held his ... read more

Orioles finalize plans to use Bowie stadium as alternate camp site

The final arrangements have been completed on the Orioles’ alternate summer camp site. The club is using the Prince George’s Stadium facility in Bowie, which is the home of the Double-A Baysox. Preparations are ongoing to get the complex ready and the first full workout is expected to be held on Thursday morning. There are 53 players working out at Camden Yards, with the last ... read more

Players unable to work out losing chance for opening day roster

Time is running out for players who can’t participate in summer training camp to make the Orioles 30-man opening day roster. Manager Brandon Hyde didn’t reference outfielders Dwight Smith Jr. and Anthony Santander, who have been held out of workouts and intrasquad games - the assumption being that it’s linked to COVID-19 testing - but there are 13 days left before the beginning of the ... read more

Means: “It was just kind of a surreal moment” (and Puig note)

John Means insists that he didn’t know it was coming. The conversation with manager Brandon Hyde. The confirmation that he’d be the opening day starter on July 24. “I think up until I get told that I’m opening day, I just kind of assumed I was just fighting for a job,” Means said this afternoon in a Zoom conference call with the media. Means already ... read more

Leftovers for breakfast

Alterations made to the 2020 season haven’t changed how outsiders in the industry view the Orioles’ chances of contending. However, the club keeps drawing praise for how it’s conducted business during and after the shutdown. Refusing to reopen the complexes in Sarasota and Baltimore proved to be wise decisions. And the precautions and protocols at summer training camp are giving players a greater sense of ... read more