VandenHurk passes through waivers | Orioles Insider
Rick VandenHurk has cleared waivers and will be sent to Triple-A Norfolk. He will pitch the Tides’ rotation along with Zach Britton, Chris Jakabauskas and Ryan Drese.
Earl Weaver to throw out O’s Opening Day first pitch | Baltimore Sports Report
The Orioles announced on Wednesday that Hall of Fame manager Earl Weaver will throw out the ceremonial first first at Baltimore’s Opening Day on April 4 to Buck Showalter.
Tillman named Sunday starter; Bergesen to bullpen | Orioles Insider
The Orioles have announced their starter for Sunday against the Tampa Bay Rays: Right-hander Chris Tillman. That means Brad Bergesen will begin the season in the bullpen, but would be the leading candidate to start April 10, when the team needs a fifth starter.
The interesting story of O’s minor leaguer Jose Nivar | MASN
Last week I tweeted that Jose Nivar hit 100 mph on the gun in a spring training game. Steve Melewski follows up with a bit more on the converted outfielder.
Baseball Prospectus has high praise for O’s prospect Britton | Baltimore Sports Blitz
Kevin Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus wrote that though Britton could struggle as he “learns how to pitch in the big leagues without a pure-power arsenal,” the Orioles’ top pitching prospect “has the ceiling of a No. 2 starter, but he also has some shot at exceeding that.”
Introducing the Camden Depot Oriole Book Club | Camden Depot
Jon Shepard: “It is my pleasure to announce a new feature at Camden Depot: the book club.”
Free Nolan Reimold | Dempsey’s Army
Nolan Reimold came to camp this spring ready to play. He finally looked healthy and fully recovered from his Achilles surgery. He ran well, played better defense and hit like crazy, controlled the strike zone, hit for power and generally looked like the guy who was a Rookie of the Year candidate in 2009. And where did that get him? Banished to the AAA Norfolk Tides…because there is no room for him on the roster.