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Feb 23

For Orioles right-hander Mike Wright Jr., the time is now

Mike Wright has spent his share of time on the shuttle between Baltimore and Triple-A Norfolk. He’s been given an Opening Day starting rotation spot and called up to pitch in relief. He’s shown he can be great at times, but also wildly inconsistent. But this spring, the Orioles right-hander is

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Feb 23

Seahawks QB Russell Wilson To Join Yankees Camp Monday

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is set to join the New York Yankees ‘ spring training camp on Monday. The Yankees acquired the one-time minor league infielder from the Texas Rangers on Feb. 7 for future considerations. Wilson will spent a few days with the Yankees but won’t play in

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Feb 22

Orioles tune up for Grapefruit League opener with Ed Smith Stadium intrasquad game

Austin Hays finished with the only extra-base hit and scored the only run in the Orioles’ intrasquad game Thursday at Ed Smith Stadium. Hays led off the game with an opposite-field triple down the right-field line against right-hander David Hess, then scored two batters later on Cedric Mullins’

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Feb 22

Schmuck: Ready or not, Orioles to open exhibition season after only four full-squad workouts

The Orioles held their first full-squad spring workout Monday, played their only intrasquad game Thursday and will open the Grapefruit League exhibition season against the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday. Pretty short week. The spring training schedule has be…

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Feb 22

Orioles catcher Andrew Susac hoping to get back on field soon after early scare

Orioles catcher Andrew Susac missed his fifth day of workouts Thursday, while recovering from a staph infection, but is confident his time away won’t affect his preparation for the season. Susac, 27, who is competing with Chanco Sisco and Austin Wynns to be the backup catcher, said he doesn’t

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Feb 22

Here’s what to look for as the NBA season resumes after the All-Star break

The Golden State Warriors have never lost more than 15 games in a season under Steve Kerr. They could reach that total in the first night after the All-Star break. The Warriors who return tonight aren’t the same ones who dominated the NBA for the last three seasons. The defending champions sputtered

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Feb 22

After abrupt ending to last season, Colby Rasmus looking for fresh start with Orioles

When Colby Rasmus abruptly left the Tampa Bay Rays last July to spend more time with his family, the veteran outfielder didn’t know whether he’d have the opportunityto return to the majors in 2018 — or even wanted to. Rasmus’ first half last year was slowed by lingering hip problems that

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Feb 22

Hosmer’s place in order not as important as place on base

General Manager A.J. Preller knew in the afterglow of Eric Hosmer signing with the Padres there was someone else giddy at the gift he was given. “I think probably the only person more excited than me today is Andy,” Preller said in reference to manager…

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Feb 22

After flurry of activity, are Orioles done constructing their 2018 roster?

After making four acquisitions in a seven-day span, the Orioles have addressed their needs for starting pitching and a left-handed-hitting outfielder. The club left some lockers in the main clubhouse open — sending some players with no service time to …

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Feb 22

After flurry of activity, are Orioles done constructing their 2018 roster?

After making four acquisitions in a seven-day span, the Orioles have addressed their needs for starting pitching and a left-handed-hitting outfielder. The club left some lockers in the main clubhouse open — sending some players with no service time to …

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Feb 22

Matt Strahm has Padres intrigued, wondering where he fits

Matt Strahm is 6-foot-3 and about as thick as a flagpole. His arm works like a slingshot and his left leg whips around at the end of his delivery. His fastball gets up in the zone quick, and his slider darts like it has been yanked by a magnet. Padres …

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Feb 21

Veterans all-in as mentors during Padres’ youth movement

A riding lawn mower had already descended upon the outfield grass on Field 3. The coaches had departed for the clubhouse more than a half-hour earlier. If Freddy Galvis noticed the dozen or so autograph-seekers drawn to the chain-link fencing along the third-base line, he didn’t let on. He was entirely

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Feb 21

Who is Colby Rasmus and why did the Orioles sign him?

The Orioles reached an agreement Wednesday with free-agent outfielder Colby Rasmus on a minor league deal. He will compete for the right field job with a leg up on the competition for one big reason: He bats left-handed. That would make him the only le…

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Feb 21

Outfielder Colby Rasmus agrees to minor league deal with Orioles

The Orioles agreed with former Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Colby Rasmus on a one-year minor league deal Wednesday, pending a physical, according to an industry source. Last week, the club surveyed left-handed-hitting outfielders who could be signed on low-risk minor league deals, and Rasmus’ name led

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Feb 21

This Day in History: Feb. 21: Brooks Robinson signed his 20th Orioles contract

In 1974, Brooks Robinson signed his 20th Orioles contract. His salary was an estimated $115,000, making him the second-highest paid Orioles player at the time. Above, Robinson poses with infielders Mark Belanger, Davey Johnson and Boog Powell (L-R). Al…

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Feb 21

Orioles’ continued pursuit for lefty outfield bat leading them to Colby Rasmus

With the number of left-handed-hitting outfielders available on the free-agent market dwindling, the Orioles have turned their focus to a potential deal with veteran outfielder Colby Rasmus, according to an industry source. The club had interest in Ras…

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