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Matt Wieters (elbow) is scheduled to begin catch and throw drills on Monday.

Wieters isn't expected to be cleared to begin throwing with any real force until March 17, but Monday represents a big step in his recovery. To this point, he has been limited to playing long toss. So long as he avoids any setbacks, there's no reason to expect he won't be behind the dish when the O's open up the regular season.
Mar 1 - 6:19 PM

Matt Wieters (elbow) is set to start at catcher for Sunday's intrasquad game.

It will be the first time Wieters has been behind the dish since last May. While he'll serve as the backstop, Wieters still won't be allowed to throw at 100 percent until March 17. He's slated to catch two innings in Sunday's game. Everything is trending toward the 28-year-old being ready for Opening Day.
Feb 28 - 5:09 PM

Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Friday that Chris Davis will get some playing time in right field this spring.

Davis has made 39 starts in the outfield during his career, though none of them have come over the last two seasons. It's just a matter of giving him some reps there just in case he might be needed at the position, as Davis is slated to be the regular first baseman.
Feb 27 - 1:54 PM

Everth Cabrera took a plea agreement for a misdemeanor charge of resisting arrest.

The incident happened last September when Cabrera was pulled over in San Diego on suspicion of driving under the influence of marijuana. However, no trial will be necessary now. He's on probation and will pay a fine and do community service.
Feb 25 - 2:09 PM

Steve Johnson threw off a mound Wednesday and said that his finger felt good.

Johnson skipped his throwing session on Monday due to a jammed middle finger, but he's back on track now. He'll try to secure a bullpen spot this spring, but appears more likely to serve as minor league depth.
Feb 25 - 1:55 PM

Steve Johnson (finger) will throw a bullpen session Wednesday.

Johnson skipped his throwing session on Monday due to a jammed middle finger, but he played catch Tuesday and is now ready to get back on the mound. The 27-year-old is camp with the O's as a non-roster invitee after missing most of last season with shoulder issues.
Feb 25 - 9:41 AM

Orioles signed INF Everth Cabrera to a one-year, $2.4 million contract.

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reported the contract details, which includes $600,000 in potential incentives. Cabrera was non-tendered by the Padres in December after a rough year both on and off the field, but he could play himself into significant playing time at second base in Baltimore. His speed makes him worth watching in fantasy leagues.
Feb 25 - 9:04 AM

According to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal, Chris Davis was granted a therapeutic use exemption (TUE) for Vyvanse, not Adderall.

Davis received a 25-game suspension last September after a second positive test for unauthorized use of Adderall. Initial reports this winter said that he received a new therapeutic use exemption (TUE) for Adderall, but it was actually for Vyvanse, another stimulant medication for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. Davis ultimately opted for Vyvanse because it lasts longer and is less likely to be abused for non-therapeutic reasons.
Source: FOX Sports
Feb 25 - 8:46 AM

Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Tuesday that Steve Pearce could get some time at third base this spring.

It's not something that will happen early on in spring training and the Orioles just want to keep their options open. Pearce hasn't played third base since 2011 as a member of the Pirates.
Feb 24 - 1:21 PM

Manny Machado (knee) wants to get extra at-bats this spring.

Machado underwent surgery last August to repair a partially-torn ligament in his right knee, but he hasn't had any setbacks in his rehab. It sounds like he'll be a full-go this spring, so he's right on pace for the start of the season. The 22-year-old could be primed for a big year if he can stay healthy.
Feb 24 - 8:43 AM

Steve Johnson (finger) will play catch Tuesday and try to throw a bullpen session on Wednesday.

Johnson skipped his throwing session on Monday due to a jammed middle finger, but it's not a major concern. The 27-year-old missed most of 2014 due to shoulder issues, but he's in camp with Baltimore as a non-roster invitee.
Feb 24 - 8:15 AM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Orioles have completed a one-year, $2.4 million contract with Everth Cabrera.

He'll have the chance to earn $600,000 more in incentives. Cabrera is expected to be at the Orioles' spring training complex on Tuesday to finalize the deal. Baltimore will also have an additional year of control of Cabrera, as he was only in his second year of arbitration before the Padres non-tendered him. Cabrera has had off-the-field issues and is coming off a season where he hit just .232/.272/.300, but he was an All-Star in 2013 and is one of the fastest players in the game. The 28-year-old will compete for playing time at second base.
Feb 23 - 8:46 PM

Steve Johnson will skip his scheduled throwing session Monday due to a jammed middle finger.

Johnson was struck by a grounder early Monday morning in Orioles camp. It's not a major concern. The 27-year-old right-hander signed a minor league contract with Baltimore in January after making only nine appearances in 2014 due to shoulder issues.
Feb 23 - 10:22 AM

Orioles OF Alejandro De Aza has been awarded $5 million through arbitration.

The panel of arbitrators sided with the Orioles in this one, as opposed to the $5.65 million that De Aza was seeking. The 30-year-old outfielder slashed .293/.341/.537 with three homers and 10 RBI in 20 games down the stretch for the O's in 2014. He'll at least be on the strong side of a platoon in left field to begin the season.
Feb 21 - 10:01 AM

Ubaldo Jimenez indicated he felt great after Friday's bullpen session, utilizing the new delivery that he changed to last September.

Jimenez has lowered his hands, making his delivery much more compact and easily repeatable. He's on the outside looking in on the Orioles rotation, so he'll need a strong showing this spring to state his case.
Feb 21 - 9:10 AM

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