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Challenged to ‘step up,’ Orioles’ young pitchers respond with scoreless start to season: ‘We’re in this together’

A week before the Orioles shut out the Milwaukee Brewers in their home opener Monday, two pitchers vital to the victory were among those executive vice president and general manager Mike Elias said would need to either “step up” in 2022 or risk that the Orioles “move on” from them. Those who have gotten major league opportunities thus far have accepted the challenge. In the wake of Elias’ ...
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Orioles fans flock to Camden Yards as ballpark celebrates 30 years

Orioles fans dressed up in orange and black Monday to celebrate the team’s home opener in Baltimore. Camden Yards is celebrating its 30th anniversary during the 2022 season. The ballpark opened its gates and welcomed fans for the first time in April 1992. “I was here 30 years ago...
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Chilly start for Monday but dry and breezy for Orioles' home opener

Meteorologist Ava Marie says Monday starts off as a frigid morning with heavy frost, but temperatures will ease into the 60s by the afternoon. It will still feel a little chilly with passing clouds and a breeze, but today will be completely dry in Baltimore. Perfect weather for the Orioles' home opener.
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Orioles policies at the ballpark this year

Another year of Orioles baseball is here. When you go to Oriole Park at Camden Yards this year, there are some policies you'll need to review before you head to the ballpark. • Cashless Policy: Oriole Park at Camden Yards will be a completely cashless ballpark in 2022. In conjunction.
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Camden Chat

Monday Bird Droppings: The Orioles try to avoid their worst start since 1988

Well, this Orioles season could have started off better, couldn’t it? The Orioles have continued their losing ways against the Tampa Bay Rays. After this sweep to start the season, the O’s have now been beaten in 15 straight games by the Rays. It’s hard to fathom it, but when you watch games like yesterday’s, which the O’s lost, 8-0, it’s not much of a surprise. Check out Alex Church’s recap of the game for the not-so-lovely totals.
Camden Chat

Orioles minor league recap 4/9: Hudson has a hat-trick

Triple-A: Charlotte (White Sox) 5, Norfolk Tides 4. Norfolk’s bats have been on fire of late, but they lost a close one at home to the Knights. Zac Lowther pitched three solid innings with a solo homer as his sole blemish. But then he lost the strike zone in the fourth and was yanked after two consecutive walks. Unfortunately, his replacement Conner Greene couldn’t find the plate, either, allowing two singles and three walks of his own to put the Tides in a 4-1 hole.
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CBS Sports

Orioles' Kelvin Gutierrez: On bench for third straight

Gutierrez remains out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Brewers, Nathan Ruiz of The Baltimore Sun reports. Since drawing a start at the hot corner Opening Day, Gutierrez has now been on the bench for three straight contests while Ramon Urias has taken over as the primary option at the hot corner. Gutierrez's lone start came against a lefty pitcher (Shane McClanahan), while his three consecutive games on the bench have come with the opposition bringing right-handers to the hill. He looks as though he'll be a short-side platoon player for the Orioles.
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Orioles' Alexander Wells: Back with Orioles

The Orioles recalled Wells from Triple-A Norfolk on Monday, Zachary Silver of MLB.com reports. Wells spent a portion of spring training with the Orioles, surrendering three runs on five hits while striking out two over two innings before getting optioned to Triple-A Norfolk on March 28. With DJ Stewart being optioned to Triple-A on Sunday and Dean Kremer (oblique) being placed on the 10-day injured list, the Orioles opted to call up Wells and Spenser Watkins to fill those roster spots. In 42.2 innings of work in the big-leagues last season, the left-hander struggled to a 6.75 ERA and 1.62 WHIP, but he'll look to start off on a new foot in 2022.
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Baltimore Orioles: Who Is Ryan Mountcastle?

If you ask the average baseball fan who Wander Franco is, they would most likely tell you that he is Tampa Bay Rays’ young star. If you ask that same average fan who Ryan Mountcastle is, they most likely will shrug their shoulders and ask for the next question as the Baltimore Orioles youngster toils in relative anonymity.
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The future of the Orioles’ infield is in Double-A Bowie, and they already have championship aspirations

Gunnar Henderson had an idea. He and Joey Ortiz were working in the batting cage this offseason, the kind of run-of-the-mill process that can become monotonous even to a 20-year-old early in his professional baseball career. “Hey, Joey,” Henderson prompted. “You wanna play a game of horse off the tee?” Ortiz didn’t need to be pressed, setting off a friendly competition between the Orioles ...
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MLB

Akin delivers 'confidence booster' out of 'pen

ST. PETERSBURG -- Results have long escaped Keegan Akin. An exact role, too. So at 27 years old and part of a “bucket” of Orioles pitchers facing career inflection points, Akin understands the stakes at hand. In the longer term, the organization’s wave of talent will arrive, squeezing middling results out of the picture. In the short term, the 28-man roster will be trimmed by two come the first week of May.
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Left-hander Antonio Velez, acquired by the Orioles in trade with Marlins, could rise quickly with ‘elite’ command

Antonio Velez’s season was about to take off before it all screeched to a halt. The left-handed pitcher for Florida State had just compiled his best outing of the season, earning his first start on the mound for a midweek game against top-ranked Florida. Velez, the newest Oriole who was acquired in a trade Sunday, didn’t blow any Gators away with his velocity, but the command he showed in six ...
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Sporting News

How the Baltimore Orioles will decide MLB's incredibly competitive AL East

Apologies in advance to Orioles fans. This isn't about how a plucky upstart can win the AL East this season. Rather, it's how the Orioles are going to lose... badly... and frequently... to the four other teams in the division. But whoever they lose to most badly and most frequently will ultimately come out on top in the AL East.
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Sports Business Journal

Orioles' spending focus not yet on field, but club has eye on long-term stability

Instead of payroll, the Orioles have "opted to focus financially on other areas -- scouting, analytics, minor league development -- to the detriment of the present," but in an "attempt to build a long-term contender," according to Gardner & Kostka of the BALTIMORE SUN. There is an internal belief in the organization that "under the surface is a change of fortune, a revitalization of a franchise" that recently became the lone MLB club to "lose value" in '21. The club "isn't built to win this year," and their lightweight payroll -- about $40M for players currently in the organization -- "reflects that." But the Orioles hope that spending money on "longer-term, sustainable efforts, such as scouting, analytics and the development of minor league players," can lead to a "more competitive club in coming years." Orioles GM Mike Elias said, “The next three years will represent a much clearer reflection of what’s going on beneath the surface.” Meanwhile, the club’s home attendance has "decreased each year" since '14, when the team "averaged 30,806 fans a game." They averaged "just over 10,000 fans a game" in '21 -- including a Camden Yards "low of 4,965 one September night" (BALTIMORE SUN, 4/10).
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MLB

Was cheesecake behind O's prospect's 3-homer game?

For any prospect, there are plenty of productive ways to announce your arrival at a new level. Then there is what Hudson Haskin did Sunday. Haskin, the Orioles No. 16 prospect, achieved the first three-homer game of the year in the Minor Leagues, leaving the yard thrice to lead Double-A Bowie to an 11-6 win over Richmond. Hitting solo shots in the fourth and sixth and a two-run homer in the seventh, Haskin matched the team record, becoming the sixth player in Baysox history to do so.
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Forbes

Orioles Offer Fans 1992 Ticket Prices For First Two Series In Baltimore

In a gesture intended to soothe the bruised feelings of angry fans, the Baltimore Orioles will mark the 30th anniversary of their downtown ballpark by offering early-season tickets – and even hot dogs – at 1992 prices. Tickets for the team’s first two series, against the Milwaukee Brewers...

For Orioles minor leaguers, team-provided housing allows them more time to focus on baseball: ‘It really is different’

Cole Uvila and his roommate got off the bus and stepped into the sticky North Carolina heat — a kind of heat that didn’t wane, even at 3 a.m., when the High-A Down East Wood Ducks returned home from a road trip. All Uvila wanted to do was sleep. But when he and his roommate got to their apartment in 2019, the air conditioning was broken — again. That sticky heat had infiltrated the walls of ...
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