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Chris Tillman struck out eight over five innings of two-run ball in his final Grapefruit League start Wednesday against the Pirates.

The Orioles' Opening Day starter made one mistake, which Pedro Alvarez hit for a two-run homer. Tillman only allowed three hits on the night, and he didn't walk a batter. The start was the final outing of a strong spring from the right-hander. He finished with a 2.76 ERA and 18 strikeouts in 16 1/3 innings, and he's trending in the right direction ahead of Monday's opener at Tampa Bay.
Apr 1 - 10:38 PM

Orioles released OF Matt Tuiasosopo.

Tuiasosopo had been reassigned to minor league camp on March 15. The team granted him his release to look for other Triple-A options. Tuiasosopo spent 2014 at the Triple-A level, batting .240/.357/.379 with 13 homers and 50 RBI over 122 games between the White Sox and Blue Jays' systems.
Apr 1 - 9:17 AM

Mark Hendrickson has retired from baseball.

Hendrickson was released by the Orioles in mid-March and apparently didn't find much interest on the open market (or didn't want to purse any of the other opportunities presented to him). The 40-year-old left-hander spent the 2014 season with the York Revolution of the independent Atlantic League.
Mar 31 - 4:59 PM

Kevin Gausman yielded four runs and seven hits in 3 2/3 innings Tuesday against the Rays.

If the Orioles were already leaning towards putting Gausman in the pen, then nothing they saw today is going to change their minds. Even if it happens, Gausman still figures to make at least 25 starts and amass some mixed-league value this year. We imagine it's a decision being made more with September and October in mind than anything else.
Mar 31 - 4:24 PM

Rule 5 pick Jason Garcia pitched 2 1/3 scoreless innings on Thursday, giving him a 0.96 ERA in 9 1/3 innings this spring.

It doesn't look like the Red Sox are going to get the hard-throwing Garcia back. Even if the Orioles choose not to keep him, he'll probably be claimed off waivers by another team. He's not ready to be a bullpen asset at age 22, but he's looked good enough to suggest that he'll be able to hold his own.
Mar 31 - 4:21 PM

Chris Tillman has been tagged as the Orioles' Opening Day starter.

No surprise here. The 26-year-old Tillman is Baltimore's ace and pitched to a 3.34 ERA over a career-high 207-plus innings in 2014, marking the second-straight year he's gone over 200 frames. Over the last three seasons, he holds a 3.42 ERA and 1.195 WHIP.
Mar 31 - 12:44 PM

According to Eduardo A. Encina of The Baltimore Sun, the Orioles have acquired C Audry Perez from the Rockies.

No word yet as to who the Rockies will be receiving in return. Perez will start his journey with the Orioles in Triple-A. With starting catcher Matt Wieters on the DL, the Orioles are clearly looking at as many options as possible. Caleb Joseph is currently slated to start, with Steve Clevenger, Ryan Lavarnway and J.P. Arencibia among the other catchers who could see at-bats if Joseph struggles.
Mar 31 - 12:26 PM

J.J. Hardy said that his shoulder was feeling "a lot better" than on Monday.

Hardy underwent an MRA on the left shoulder on Monday, which revealed a muscle strain. He's being shut down from baseball activities for the next ten days. While it's feeling better, Hardy won't be swinging a bat until the swelling is reduced. He should be able to field grounders while he waits. In the meantime, Everth Cabrera should fill in as starter. In deeper AL-only leagues, Cabrera's speed could make him a short-term asset.
Mar 31 - 8:53 AM

Orioles placed OF David Lough on the 15-day disabled list with a left hamstring strain.

This was the expected move. Lough's been dealing with both a sore hamstring and a sore back this spring. The earliest he'll be able to return to the club is April 11, though he's indicated that he's not sure when his hamstring will be ready. On the positive side, Lough said that his back now feels fine.
Mar 31 - 8:37 AM

Everth Cabrera went 3-for-4 on Monday, raising his average to .283.

Cabrera is likely to be the Orioles' Opening Day shortstop with J.J. Hardy bound for the disabled list. It should be a short-term assignment, but if he plays well, he'll hang around the Orioles bench and amass AL-only value.
Mar 30 - 5:22 PM

J.J. Hardy (shoulder) will be shut down from baseball activities for 10 days.

Hardy was sent for an MRA on his ailing left shoulder on Monday, which showed a subscapularis (or muscle) strain. The Orioles will see how he responds to rest before deciding on the next step. It sounds like a return in April is possible if he can avoid setbacks, but Everth Cabrera will likely fill in for now. He's worth a look in deeper fantasy leagues if you need speed.
Mar 30 - 5:00 PM

Orioles manager Buck Showalter indicated Monday that J.J. Hardy (shoulder) could begin the season on the disabled list.

Hardy underwent an MRA on Monday and while the exact diagnosis isn't yet clear, Showalter said it's enough to put Opening Day in jeopardy, but that he won't miss much time. This could set him up to return when he's first eligible on April 11. Everth Cabrera is the most likely candidate to fill in at shortstop. Stay tuned.
Mar 30 - 4:50 PM

Orioles reassigned C J.P. Arencibia to minor league camp.

Arencibia is currently fighting through a flexor mass strain in his right arm. He wasn't expected to make the Orioles' Opening Day roster anyway and will presumably begin the 2015 season at Triple-A Norfolk.
Mar 30 - 11:49 AM

J.P. Arencibia was given a cortisone injection Monday for his injured right arm.

Arencibia has been diagnosed with a flexor mass strain and will remain shut down for the next several days. He is not going to be on the Orioles' active roster when the regular season opens next week.
Mar 30 - 9:15 AM

David Lough (back, hamstring) is expected to begin the season on the disabled list.

He had been expected to return to game action on Monday, though he has already been ruled out due to a sore hamstring. If placed on the disabled list, Lough wouldn't be eligible to join the Orioles until April 11 at the earliest.
Source: MASN Sports
Mar 29 - 11:16 PM

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