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Mark Trumbo will start season on injured list

SARASOTA, Fla.—Mark Trumbo will begin the 2019 season on the injured list. The Orioles designated hitter, who is still recovering from surgery on his right knee last September, was 2-for-12 (.167) in Grapefruit League games. Trumbo hasn’t played since Friday. “We’re going to give him some more time,” manager Brandon Hyde said. “We’re going to let him continue to do his rehab down here. I give him so much credit for everything he’s done during his whole rehab process. Give him...

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Mark Trumbo will start season on injured list

The Orioles acknowledged what has seemed obvious: Mark Trumbo isn’t recovered enough for Opening Day.

One of the biggest Orioles roster questions of spring training has been: Will Mark Trumbo be ready to play on Opening Day? Four days before the start of the season, there is finally an answer. No. Manager Brandon Hyde confirmed to O’s reporters on Sunday morning that Trumbo will begin the season on the injured list. You used to know it as the disabled list.

With Trumbo only getting into...

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Orioles still scrambling to figure out who will be doing the catching

Neither Andrew Susac nor Carlos Perez will make the Orioles’ Opening Day roster, Joe Trezza of MLB.com reports (Twitter links). The two out-of-options catchers had been vying for a spot on a team whose only 40-man catchers are Chance Sisco, the just-claimed Pedro Severino and the injured Austin Wynns.  Even Sisco isn’t guaranteed a 25-man spot, as he may open the season at TripleA, according to Trezza. That could open the door for fellow backstop Jesus Sucre, though there’s no word...

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Peterson scratched from lineup

SARASOTA, Fla. - Infielder Jace Peterson has been scratched from the Orioles lineup today for their split-squad game against the Pirates in Sarasota. Zach Vincej has come over from minor league camp and is starting at second base. Peterson may be the latest roster cut following today's news that the ... Read More

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Stacey

Sunday Bird Droppings: Where it’s the last weekend without baseball

Spring training is drawing to a close and the Orioles don’t have a starting pitcher for Opening Day.

Happy Sunday, Camden Chatters! Do you know what today is? It’s the last Sunday without baseball until October! I am ready. We switched up our season ticket plan this year and are doing the Sunday plan, so we’ll find ourselves at the ballpark a lot of weekends this summer. I know the Orioles will be bad, but there still no better place to be on a beautiful summer weekend than Camden...

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Cobb’s Opening Day start in jeopardy; Orioles play split-squad games; Hays injures thumb

SARASOTA, Fla.-What’s happening? – Pitcher Alex Cobb left after one inning Saturday because of soreness in his right groin, putting his Opening Day start in jeopardy. Cobb felt discomfort after covering first on a leadoff grounder by the Twins’ Max Kepler. “Probably could have kept going, but it wouldn’t make any sense,” Cobb said. “Definitely felt something there that was concerning. If this was a regular-season game, I’m trying to push the limits on it a little bit more.”...

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Hyde updates Cobb's condition after 8-7 loss

SARASOTA, Fla. - Orioles manager Brandon Hyde said Alex Cobb appears to have sustained a mild groin strain tonight and the club might get a clearer read on the severity of the injury by Sunday. Whether Cobb can make his opening day start won't be known until later. Cobb retired ... Read More

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Alex Cobb leaves with right groin soreness

SARASOTA, Fla.—The Orioles may have to make a major adjustment in their rotation. Alex Cobb, who was set to start the March 28 opener at Yankee Stadium left Saturday’s game with the Minnesota Twins after one inning with right groin soreness. Cobb, who was named Opening Day starter on March 13, walked off the field with head athletic trainer Brian Ebel after the first inning and was replaced by Jimmy Yacabonis. If Cobb is unable to make the Opening Day start, which would have been the...

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Alex Cobb leaves final spring training start with right groin soreness

Alex Cobb was jokingly labeled the only Oriole to have made the team. Now he might be hurt.

Not too long ago, Orioles manager Brandon Hyde joked that the only player to have made the Opening Day roster was Alex Cobb, by virtue of Cobb having been named the Opening Day starting pitcher. Not so fast. Cobb’s final spring training tune-up start was cut short after only an inning. The team announced that Cobb was lifted from the game for right groin soreness.

It’s not yet a sure thing that...

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Addition of Pedro Severino complicates Orioles catching situation

SARASOTA, Fla.— The Orioles acquired catcher Pedro Severino on waivers from the Washington Nationals, giving the team three catchers on the 40-man roster and six in camp. In all likelihood, only two of those catchers will go north with the team. Severino, a 25-year-old, batted just .187 with four home runs and 22 RBIs in parts of the last four seasons with the Nationals. It’s a confusing picture because Chance Sisco seemed the clear favorite to make the team, and on Friday, Jesus Sucre...

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Orioles trade Mike Yastrzemski, grandson of Hall of Famer, to Giants

Per team releases, the Orioles and Giants have swung a minor deal, with righty Tyler Herb headed to Baltimore and outfielder Mike Yastrzemski going to San Francisco. Yastrzemski, 28, is the grandson of Hall-of-Famer Carl Yastrzemski. He’s made a six-year lap through the Oriole farm, with early highs eventually offset by upper-minors woes. His 2018 season was arguably his best, at least at the AAA level, with the lefty slashing a solid .265/.359/.441 in 374 plate appearances for Norfolk....

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Orioles acquire pitcher Tyler Herb (plus Núñez and Rogers updates)

SARASOTA, Fla. - The Orioles consummated a minor league trade this afternoon, obtaining right-hander Tyler Herb from the Giants for outfielder Mike Yastrzemski. Herb made 13 starts last summer at Triple-A Sacramento and went 2-8 with a 5.35 ERA and 1.599 WHIP in 70 2/3 innings. The Harrisburg, Pa. native ... Read More

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Mets bring back infielder Ruben Tejada on minor-league deal

The Mets have signed infielder Ruben Tejada to a minor-league deal, according to his agents at Primetime Sports Group. Tejada, 29, spent his first nine professional seasons with the Mets organization, debuting at 20 midway through the 2010 season. The Panamanian quickly established himself as a solid shortstop option for New York, posting 1.5 fWAR or better three times from 2011-15 despite never accruing more than 501 plate appearances in a single season. Tejada’s Mets tenure came to an...

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Orioles lineup vs. Twins

SARASOTA, Fla. - Renato Núñez is the designated hitter again tonight as the Orioles host the Twins. Núñez popped up and walked last night in two plate appearances after replacing Mark Trumbo as the designated hitter in Dunedin. Dwight Smith Jr. is leading off and playing right field. Rio Ruiz ... Read More

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Baltimore Orioles 2019 season preview: A new direction following a historically awful 2018 season

Things can't get any worse than they were last year, right?

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Tyler Young

Saturday’s Bird Droppings: Where it’s the final weekend of Orioles spring games

Young is out, Sucre is in, Wright is starting and Yacabonis feels good!

Good morning, Birdland!

The Orioles roster is starting to come together and hoo boy, it is gonna be a rough season. We knew that, but seeing some of these names written down together, and then looking at the sort of lineups that the rival Red Sox and Yankees can trot out is downright depressing. I saw a blog somewhere the other day that said something along the lines of “Mark Trumbo is the most feared hitter in this...

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Trey Mancini: "This has become a close-knit team. ... There was a tone set here"

SARASOTA, Fla. - For Trey Mancini, it has happened pretty fast. At 27 and with 308 major league games under his belt, he's become one of the leaders of a group of mostly young Orioles. He's not even eligible for arbitration yet, but he's eligible and ready to be a ... Read More

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Rickard waiting for confirmation on roster spot

SARASOTA, Fla. - The hints keep coming that Joey Rickard will be with the Orioles on opening day, perhaps in right field at Yankee Stadium. Rickard is tearing up the Grapefruit League again and is a virtual lock to break camp with the team, whether as the starting right fielder ... Read More

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Cobb gets pre-Opening Day start; Wright’s final spring start; Hyde considering ‘opener’

DUNEDIN, Fla.-What’s happening? –Alex Cobb gets his final start before the March 28 opener at Yankee Stadium when the Orioles play the Minnesota Twins tonight. Cobb is scheduled to be followed by Jimmy Yacabonis, Richard Bleier and Mychal Givens. Even though catcher Jesus Sucre could have opted out of his minor league contract Friday, the Orioles haven’t confirmed that he has made the team, although that’s the expectation. Manager Brandon Hyde said it was difficult to deliver the...

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Orioles release Eric Young Jr.

The Orioles have released outfielder Eric Young Jr. from his minor-league contract, Young himself revealed to reporters Friday (Twitter link via MASNsports.com’s Roch Kubatko). He’d been viewed as a legitimate candidate to break camp with the club but will now head back to the open market in search of another opportunity. Young, now 33 years old, enjoyed a strong spring with the O’s, hitting .323/.462/.452 with a homer, a double and a pair of stolen bases. With Young no longer in the...

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