Sedlock focused on himself rather than promoted prospects

Cody Sedlock didn’t care that his corner locker inside the clubhouse at the Ed Smith Stadium facility was in a high-traffic area, his legs blocking teammates who wandered over to grab a drink out of the tall cooler. The Orioles signed reliever Conner Greene to a minor league contract and gave him Sedlock’s locker, moving … Read more

Tyler Wells tosses two clean innings in today’s start (O’s win 10-8)

SARASOTA, Fla. – Tyler Wells can find out about his pitching role when the Orioles are ready to share it. His stuff today would have worked under any circumstances. Wells retired all six Minnesota batters he faced and recorded two strikeouts. He didn’t let a ball out of the infield and caught Jake Cave’s line … Read more

Notes on starters, Wells, Rutschman, Mancini, Trumbo and more

SARASOTA, Fla. – John Means will make his exhibition debut Tuesday afternoon against the Pirates in Bradenton. Jordan Lyles will throw another simulated game on one of the back fields before getting his first start. Dean Kremer, Tanner Scott, Felix Bautista, Logan Gillaspie and Jorge Lopez also are listed as pitchers for Tuesday. Tyler Wells … Read more

Latest review of the top 100 prospects lists

I am guessing an outlet run by Major League Baseball just chose not to publish a new top 100 prospects list during a lockout. And that is why the top 100 was just released on Thursday night, the last of the major lists to be published. He was ranked at the top of several … Read more

Urías and Diaz homer in 3-2 loss

Orioles shortstop Ramón Urías used his first start today to hit his first home run in his first at-bat. Get all the firsts out of the way, including the initial road trip of spring training, which ended with the Orioles losing to the Red Sox 3-2 in Fort Myers. They’re 0-2-1. Boston is 4-0. Urías, … Read more

Could Urías fit again at unsettled shortstop position?

More than 24 hours have passed since Orioles fans clutching to the notion that Carlos Correa would play shortstop at Camden Yards in 2022 were blindsided by his decision to accept a three-year, $105.3 million contract with the Twins that includes opt-outs after the first two seasons. The only surprise for me is that he’ll … Read more

Orioles get impressive contributions in 3-3 tie with Yankees

In the Orioles’ first two exhibition games, the lineup hasn’t been as interesting as which prospects come off the bench. How they perform and what it means to the future. The minor league camp at Twin Lakes Park is providing a lot of the entertainment. There was a nice mix this afternoon at Ed Smith … Read more

Fry feeling better about upcoming season

The expansion of rosters last September didn’t return left-hander Paul Fry to the Orioles bullpen. The flow didn’t pick him up. He was swimming against the current. The decision to option Fry to Triple-A Norfolk a month earlier created assumptions that the demotion would last for a brief period. Regain command and confidence, tip the … Read more

Wells and López ready for any role with Orioles

Tyler Wells took his Rule 5 status last summer and ran with it – all the way to the closer’s role until inflammation in his right shoulder shut him down with only a few weeks left in the season. Wells was slowed to a walk on Sept. 24, leaving the mound with assistant athletic trainer … Read more

Orioles open Grapefruit League schedule with 9-5 loss to Jays

The defense was sloppy in the early innings this afternoon in the Orioles’ first exhibition game, hardly an unexpected development after so few workout days in an abbreviated spring training. But there were some offensive highlights, a triumphant return by reliever Travis Lakes Sr. and an attempted rally in the ninth. The kids were more … Read more