Player News - Orioles

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Chris Johnson went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in Wednesday's Grapefruit League showdown with the Rays.

Johnson bopped a two-run home run off Chris Archer with one out in the fourth inning for his lone hit on the evening. The tater was his second of the spring. The Orioles signed him to a minor league contract in mid-February. He spent the 2016 season with the Marlins, when he saw 243 at-bats. In that space, the 32-year-old first baseman slashed a meager .222/.281/.329 with five homers and 24 RBI. There is no fantasy intrigue here.
Mar 22 - 8:52 PM

Chris Lee surrendered two runs on five hits across two innings in Wednesday's Grapefruit League game against the Rays.

Lee struck out one and walked two on the evening. The Rays uncoiled for both their runs on his line in the first inning, with RBI singles off the bats of Brad Miller and Colby Rasmus doing the damage. In five appearances this spring, the 24-year-old Lee boasts a 2.77 ERA. He will likely be shuttled to minor league camp relatively soon, but could see work with the Orioles during the season.
Mar 22 - 8:49 PM

Wade Miley (illness) will throw a bullpen session on Thursday.

Miley was scratched from his last start after coming down sick. After he throws his bullpen on Thursday, he could potentially pitch in a minor league game on Saturday. He is set to work as the fifth starter in the Orioles' rotation this coming season.
Mar 22 - 4:34 PM

Orioles re-assigned Cs Francisco Peña and Audry Perez to minor league camp.

Peña and Perez were merely extra backstops to throw to this spring. They'll represent depth in the minors.
Mar 21 - 5:12 PM

Ubaldo Jimenez dropped to 0-3 this spring after giving up four runs in four innings Tuesday against the Blue Jays.

The Orioles never picked up another rotation candidate after trading Yovani Gallardo, so Jimenez's spot is safe, no matter the 5.94 ERA and 11 walks in 16 2/3 innings this spring. Of course, he doesn't come recommended in AL-only leagues.
Mar 21 - 4:29 PM

Orioles prospect outfielder Mike Yastrzemski underwent core and hip labrum surgery repairs over the winter.

Yastrzemski is slated to begin the year in extended spring training. The 26-year-old took a big step back last year by batting .234 with 13 homers and a .716 OPS over 127 games between Double- and Triple-A.
Mar 21 - 3:26 PM

Orioles pitching prospect Branden Kline required an arthroscopic procedure on his right elbow last week.

Kline, a second-round pick from 2012, missed the entire 2016 season while rehabbing from Tommy John surgery. The good news is that this wasn't as serious of a procedure, but he won't be ready to resume throwing for another 3-4 weeks.
Mar 21 - 3:20 PM

Ryan Flaherty (shoulder) is expected to return to game action on Friday.

Flaherty has been dealing with shoulder soreness for most of the Grapefruit League schedule, but he has felt improvement since receiving a cortisone shot. The original expectation was that he would return to game action on Tuesday, but the Orioles are going to hold him out through Thursday's off-day. The expectation is that he'll be fine for the start of the regular season.
Mar 21 - 11:19 AM

Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Tuesday that Seth Smith (hamstring) still has enough time to get ready for the start of the season.

Smith hasn't played since March 8 due to a right hamstring injury and has only logged 11 at-bats all spring. He can't afford a setback at this point, but it's possible he'll get some at-bats on the minor league side to catch up.
Mar 21 - 11:03 AM

Chris Dickerson is expected to miss a few days with a sore left shoulder.

It doesn't sound like something that will keep him out of action for long. Dickerson, 34, hasn't played in the majors since 2014 and will likely serve as minor league depth this year.
Mar 21 - 11:00 AM

Making a spot start in place of Wade Miley, Vidal Nuno gave up three runs in 1 2/3 innings Monday against the Red Sox.

There are worse fifth starters around than Nuno, but the Orioles were looking at him as a reliever when they picked him up from the Dodgers last month. It's uncertain whether he'll be on the Opening Day roster; the fact that he has options remaining, even at age 29, works against him.
Mar 20 - 4:40 PM

Pedro Alvarez went 2-for-3 and homered in a second straight game Monday against the Red Sox.

You'd never know Alvarez was out of work 10 days ago by the way he's opened his spring. The Orioles seem pleased with his play in the outfield, too, though they still have Hyun-Soo Kim and Seth Smith as fellow left-handed-hitting options for the corners. It's going to be a pretty dreadful outfield defense whenever any two of the three starting.
Mar 20 - 4:37 PM

Wade Miley was scratched from his scheduled Grapefruit League start Monday due to illness.

Vidal Nuno will take the mound instead against the Red Sox. Miley, projected to open the season as the Orioles' fifth starter, should be fine in a couple of days.
Mar 20 - 11:56 AM

Orioles reassigned OF Logan Schafer, INF/OF David Washington and C Austin Wynns to minor league camp.

No real surprises among this batch of cuts and there are rumblings that there could be more on Monday. The Orioles have 46 players remaining in big league camp.
Mar 19 - 5:16 PM

Orioles optioned RHP Jesus Liranzo to Double-A Bowie.

The 21-year-old hurler was unlikely to crack the O's Opening Day bullpen regardless of how he performed in Grapefruit League action. He'll begin the year at Double-A, but it wouldn't be surprising to see him debut with the O's during the season.
Mar 19 - 5:13 PM


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