Team News: Baltimore Orioles

  • Orioles to honor Frank Robinson on uniforms
    The Orioles will honor late icon Frank Robinson during Grapefruit League play and will continue to do so throughout the season, with a patch on the sleeves of their uniforms. The patch features Robinson's No. 20 in orange against a black background.

  • Pitch clocks nothing new to younger players
    Pitch clocks are set to make their Spring Training debuts this week, and it will be in games featuring hordes of players for whom playing on a timer is nothing new.

  • Mountcastle tries 1B as O's preach versatility
    Taking reps behind Chris Davis at first base, Orioles prospect Ryan Mountcastle became the most high-profile participant yet in the club's grand spring experiment.

  • Orioles' Top 30 Prospects list
    Who do the Orioles have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for Baltimore's Top 30 Prospects on MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Watch.

  • The Orioles' Spring Training battle to watch
    The next five weeks will see lots of shuffling on Major League rosters. Here are the most intriguing positional battles on each of the 30 MLB clubs.

  • O's Harvey feeling good after BP session
    Orioles right-hander Hunter Harvey had hopped off a backfield mound at the club's Spring Training complex and exhaled. He was one of 14 pitchers scheduled to face hitters as part of the club's first full-squad workout on Monday, and now that he had, Harve

  • Here are 12 Orioles to watch in spring camp
    In holding their first full-squad workout on Monday, the Orioles ushered in the first official phase of a spring set to surprise. Fresh faces flood Ed Smith Stadium. Questions litter the roster. Battles abound at nearly every position.

  • Here are the Orioles' 2019 Top 30 Prospects
    The Orioles began a long-overdue rebuild in July, when the club dealt many of its more-valued big assets in exchange for prospects.

  • Reasons for optimism for each MLB club
    On this opening week of Spring Training, all 30 Major League teams have one thing in common: optimism. Here's an optimism cheat sheet for each of them.

  • Wilkerson is Orioles' man of many gloves
    Steve Wilkerson enters Orioles camp competing for a super-utility role after a brief big league cameo last year. He isn't traveling light, as Wilkerson has 10 gloves on display.

  • O's pitchers welcoming high-tech revolution
    Like so many pitchers in Major League camps, Orioles hurlers have extra sets of eyes on them this spring. The Edgertronic cameras, perched on tripods, are set about a stride's length beyond the backfield bullpen mounds at the club's Ed Smith Stadium compl

  • O's ink veteran Escobar, extend spring invite
    The Orioles' cloudy infield picture gained some clarity Saturday when the team signed veteran shortstop Alcides Escobar to a Minor League contract with an invitation to Spring Training.

  • Top prospect Diaz looks to break camp with O's
    A lot has to go right for Yusniel Diaz to crack the Orioles' Opening Day roster. But the Orioles' No.1 prospect per MLB Pipeline isn't letting that impede his plans to compete for a spot anyway.

  • Davis embracing data, new approach to improve
    Looking to preempt questions about his work ethic in a nightmare 2018 season, Chris Davis reported to Spring Training in Florida more than a week before Orioles position players were required to. That's when his efforts to rebound hit their first minor sn

  • Wave him bye bye: O's voice Angel retires
    Wave him bye bye. A legendary voice of Orioles baseball is calling it a career. Joe Angel, beloved play-by-plan man and voice of the Orioles' radio broadcasts for nearly two decades, announced his retirement this week. The decision caps a 41-year career i

  • Prospects who should vie for a roster spot
    The 30 prospects below all are getting very long looks this spring with an eye toward breaking camp with the parent club. Even if they start the year in the Minors, they all should get the chance to contribute at some point in the very near future.

  • Givens a lock to take mound in late innings
    With more than a dozen pitchers seemingly in the mix for bullpen jobs this spring, it'll take weeks of assessment before candidates for certain roles begin to emerge. Even the club's few veteran holdovers will have to wait. That includes Mychal Givens, wh

  • Now healthy, Karns looks to revive career
    Everyone hopes for health this early in spring. But few more than Nate Karns, who has trudged a longer road back than any player in Orioles camp.

  • 9 comeback candidates to root for this season
    A year ago, Danny Farquhar was not going to be in the middle of a spring storyline. That's going to change this spring as he tries to win a spot in the Yankees' bullpen

  • Around the horn: Will Sisco be the starting C?
    As we inch closer and closer to Opening Day, we'll continue to take a position-by-position look at the Orioles roster options and remaining questions. Now that pitchers and catchers have officially reported to Spring Training, now feels like a good time t

  • Visa issues delay Sucre's arrival to O's camp
    It may take the Orioles a little longer than expected to sift through their crowded catching situation. A club source confirmed that catcher Jesus Sucre is held up by visa issues in his native Venezuela and will report to camp late.

  • Hyde comes prepared to first Spring Training
    For Brandon Hyde, the days and weeks leading up to Tuesday were filled with phone calls to friends, to former colleagues, to mentors he's made across more than two decades in the game. A constant theme emerged from the ensuing chats: What, exactly, should

  • Orioles considering using 'opener' strategy
    Since the Rays debuted "the opener" last May, no fewer than eight teams have helped transform the concept from a fad into a mini-movement. Consider the Orioles a candidate to dive in next.

  • 30 low-key acquisitions who could pay off big
    Fans and analysts spend the entire offseason speculating where the top free agents could go, but sometimes an under-the-radar pickup can end up making a world of difference. As positional competitions begin to heat up at Spring Training camps this month,

  • Uniform patch to mark 150 years of pro baseball
    All 30 Major League teams will wear special "MLB 150" patches on their uniforms for the entire 2019 season in honor of the 150th anniversary of the 1869 Cincinnati Red Stockings, the first openly all-salaried professional baseball team.

  • Spring Training launches new era for Orioles
    As pitchers and catchers reported Tuesday to Ed Smith Stadium, it marked the end to an offseason of overhaul in Baltimore, and the dawn of a new era. The focus will shift even further, from the front office to the field, when the club's first full squad w

  • Orioles ink Eric Young Jr. to Minors deal
    The Orioles' crowded outfield mix gained another member on Monday when the team signed veteran Eric Young Jr. to a Minor League contract with an invitation to Spring Training.

  • Predicting O's Opening Day roster
    Here's an early look at how the Orioles' 25-man roster could shape up on Opening Day.

  • O's star prospects likely to get chance to shine
    The Orioles' restocked farm system might inject some excitement into the club's retooled roster.

  • O's aim to rely on experience during rebuild
    In outlining their plans to rebuild the Orioles following the least successful season in franchise history, new club officials routinely point to experience: They just did the same thing elsewhere.

  • Frank Robinson, legend and pioneer, dies
    Frank Robinson, a trailblazing figure who was Major League Baseball's first African-American manager and one of its greatest players during a career that spanned 21 seasons, died Thursday after a prolonged illness. He was 83.

  • Remembering the great Frank Robinson
    To those of a certain age, Frank Robinson was the definition of greatness, leadership and toughness. Well into his 70's and 80's, he carried himself with the confidence and unmistakable gait of a great athlete.

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