Team News: Baltimore Orioles

  • Bright side: Reasons for optimism for each team
    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.

  • Projected 2019 lineups, rotations for every team
    Spring Training is here, so now is a good time to project what each club's Opening Day lineup and rotation would look like if the season began today.

  • 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.

  • Loss of Robinson reverberates around MLB
    Jon Miller is having trouble believing that baseball legend Frank Robinson is gone. Robinson, 83, passed away Thursday morning.

  • O's statements on passing of Frank Robinson
    Frank Robinson was not only one of the greatest players in Orioles history, but was also one of the premier players in the history of baseball.

  • Top 10 moments in Frank Robinson's career
    Few figures in baseball history have accomplished as much as Frank Robinson. A feared slugger, a World Series champion, a pioneer for minority managers and an ambassador for the game, Robinson had an impact that can be felt in all corners of the sport.

  • 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.

  • O's ink 1-year deal with right-hander Karns
    The Orioles are on the verge of signing their first free agent in the Mike Elias era, as the club has agreed to a one-year deal with right-hander Nate Karns, has learned.

  • Inbox: Which prospects could make OD roster?
    Beat reporter Joe Trezza answers questions from Orioles fans about prospects who could reach the Majors, the club's pursuit of Yolbert Sanchez and more.

  • 10 players you forgot were Orioles
    All across, we're setting out the 10 most incongruent players in each club's franchise history. Did you know these guys were O's?

  • Here's your guide to Orioles Spring Training
    Here is everything you need to know about O's Spring Training, set to open Tuesday.

  • Get ready to watch: MLB.TV available for 2019
    Spring Training is imminent, Opening Day is within sight and the big league season isn't complete for fans without a subscription to MLB.TV. The most comprehensive streaming service in professional sports is now available for the 2019 season.

  • Around the Horn: O's have hot-corner log jam
    With pitchers and catchers scheduled to report to Spring Training next week, we're taking a position-by-position look at the Orioles' roster options and remaining questions. In this installment, we take a look at third base, where as many as a dozen playe

  • This is the Orioles prospect to watch in camp
    The countdown to pitchers and catchers reporting is down to single digits for all 30 MLB clubs, but as exciting as it is to see the return of Major League stars, it's also a time to dream about the next wave of baseball talent.

  • Players with the most WAR for their current club
    We are looking at the players on each active roster who are making history for their franchises every time they step on the field. We're looking at the player who has compiled the highest WAR (per Baseball Reference) for his current team so far in his car

  • O's sign veteran catcher Sucre to Minors deal
    The Orioles added another name to their catching mix on Friday, signing veteran backstop Jesus Sucre to Minor League contract. Sucre's deal includes an invite to Spring Training, where he'll compete for a job amid a crowded field of catchers.

  • Will O's target star Cuban SS Sanchez?
    The Orioles have downplayed the likelihood of making immediate splashes in the international market, despite their nearly $6 million of bonus pool money. The landscape shifted recently when highly touted Cuban shortstop Yolbert Sanchez was cleared to sign

  • Inbox: What positives lie ahead for Orioles?
    What sort of things should fans watch for this season that might indicate the Orioles' future is headed in the right direction? Beat reporter Joe Trezza answers fans' questions

  • Brocail's history made him a good fit for O's
    Andrew Cashner's approval of the new hire spoke to what Mike Elias called "a ton of credibility" Brocail has earned with pitchers over the years. But it was another connection that laid the foundation for his hire: a connection to Elias, to assistant gene

  • O's 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's Prospect Watch.

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