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

Cobb sharp in debut before pitch limit; Martin, Tate banged up

Alex Cobb had one outfielder behind him tonight as he worked the first inning of an Orioles intrasquad game. So he did the smart thing. He kept the ball in the infield. A wise strategy that he implemented throughout his outing. A couple of grounders and a chopper in the first got Cobb back in the home dugout with minimal effort. A leadoff walk to ... read more

John Means named opening day starter (and other notes)

The obvious has become official. Orioles manager Brandon Hyde told the media today that left-hander John Means will start the July 24 opener against the Red Sox at Fenway Park. Means made his major league debut in Boston in 2018. Means, the club’s lone All-Star representative last summer as a rookie, will start the July 19 exhibition game in Philadelphia to prep for the assignment. ... read more

Josh Rogers on his latest recovery from elbow surgery

One year and three days after undergoing his second reconstructive surgery on his left elbow, Orioles pitcher Josh Rogers stepped on a half mound at a friend’s indoor sports training facility in Sellersburg, Ind., threw a baseball and felt whole again. Didn’t really matter that there’s no minor league season to shoot for or a definite plan for later in the summer and over the ... read more