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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | July 30, 2013
Orioles third baseman Manny Machado was hit in the left arm by a batted ball during batting practice today and was taken the the trainer's room. But manager Buck Showalter said he will play in tonight's game. The Orioles might take a precautionary x-ray, Showalter said, but the team believes Machado is OK. While taking grounders at third, Machado was struck by a ball hit by Adam Jones. It appeared to hit Machado around the forearm and elbow area. Machado walked off the field and was seen by trainer Brian Ebel.
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | May 30, 2014
No one will argue that the Orioles' offense could use a bit of a boost. Whether two men who joined them Thursday in batting practice could provide it is a different conversation entirely. Former Orioles Harold Reynolds and Brady Anderson were in full uniform yesterday before the Orioles' 3-1 loss to Houston, with Reynolds taking his hacks in the batting cage and trying to regain his late-80s All-Star form. Reynolds, now an MLB Network analyst, will broadcast today's Civil Rights Game in Houston.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | May 9, 2014
Orioles first baseman Chris Davis had been taking batting practice indoors for the past two days, but until Friday's game against the Houston Astros, he couldn't get a true feel for how well he has recovered from a strained left oblique muscle. During his first outdoor batting practice session, Davis littered the Camden Yards seats with home run balls, hitting 15 balls out in his final four rounds. "I felt great,” Davis said. “I felt really good the last three days. That's when we started doing a lot of stuff.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | May 9, 2014
Orioles first baseman Chris Davis had been taking batting practice indoors for the past two days, but until Friday's game against the Houston Astros, he couldn't get a true feel for how well he has recovered from a strained left oblique muscle. During his first outdoor batting practice session, Davis littered the Camden Yards seats with home run balls, hitting 15 balls out in his final four rounds. "I felt great,” Davis said. “I felt really good the last three days. That's when we started doing a lot of stuff.
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By Jim Henneman and Jim Henneman,Staff Writer | April 28, 1992
MINNEAPOLIS -- Manager Johnny Oates had a phone conversation with Glenn Davis Sunday night and reported that the Orioles injured first baseman hopes to take batting practice when the club returns home this weekend."
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By Jim Henneman | July 18, 1991
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- For the first time since he went on the disabled list April 26, Glenn Davis participated in pre-game batting practice last night.The injured first baseman took three turns in the batting cage, a total of 11 swings, with the non-starters before the game against the Royals.Now that he is free of pain, Davis has been cleared to participate in all normal activities in preparation for his eventual return to the lineup. He hit two balls far over the leftfield fence during batting practice, connecting on the final swing of each of his first two turns in the cage.
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By Jamison Hensley and Jamison Hensley,Contributing Writer | August 6, 1995
For most young fans, there are three prime places to be during batting practice: the porch, the pole and the dugouts.The hours before the game begins are considered the best time for tracking down a free souvenir, and it's suggested to plan what you want to take home.If you want to try to catch a home run during batting practice, the favorite spots are the flag court in right field and the area around the left-field foul pole."Most people crowd up in the front of the porch," said Jason Frendberg, 13, of Gaithersburg, who caught a home run by Brady Anderson during batting practice at the flag court.
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By Jim Henneman and Jim Henneman,Staff Writer | April 28, 1992
MINNEAPOLIS -- Manager Johnny Oates had a phone conversation with Glenn Davis Sunday night and reported that the Orioles injured first baseman hopes to take batting practice when the club returns home this weekend."
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By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,Staff Writer | February 26, 1992
SARASOTA, Fla. -- The remaining members of the Orioles 40-man roster are scheduled to report to Twin Lakes Park today and begin full-squad workouts tomorrow.The pitchers and catchers have been in camp for five days, and a handful of position players already have joined them, but the workout schedule will pick up considerably during the next week."Everything has been going well," manager John Oates said, "but I'm anxious to see how the pitchers look when they are throwing to hitters."Pitchers will begin throwing batting practice tomorrow.
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March 20, 1992
The Boston Red Sox's Wade Boggs, a .345 career hitter, is batting .136 in seven exhibition games.The five-time AL batting champion remained at Chain O' Lakes Park in Winter Haven, Fla., for extra batting practice rather than travel to Fort Lauderdale to play the New York Yankees. He plans to take more batting practice today rather than play against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Vero Beach."That's the luxury of spring training. You come down here, work on things and get things ready for the regular season," Boggs said.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | May 6, 2014
SARASOTA, Fla. -- Tuesday was a busy day at the Ed Smith Stadium complex. Orioles outfielder Nolan Reimold saw his first simulated game action in several weeks, making five plate appearances in a simulated game on the Camden Yards field at the complex.  Reimold tracked pitches in his first at-bat, then hit a looper to right field in his second plate appearance. Reimold hit a scorcher up the middle in his third at-bat, then drew a walk and hit a ball that would have been a groundout to shortstop.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | July 30, 2013
Orioles third baseman Manny Machado was hit in the left arm by a batted ball during batting practice today and was taken the the trainer's room. But manager Buck Showalter said he will play in tonight's game. The Orioles might take a precautionary x-ray, Showalter said, but the team believes Machado is OK. While taking grounders at third, Machado was struck by a ball hit by Adam Jones. It appeared to hit Machado around the forearm and elbow area. Machado walked off the field and was seen by trainer Brian Ebel.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | July 20, 2013
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Tonight's Orioles game against the Texas Rangers is scheduled to start at 8:40 p.m. (Eastern) after a rain delay. The grounds crew has just removed the tarp from the field. Texas will have a pregame ceremony to induct former catcher Ivan Rodriguez into the Rangers Hall of Fame, which will take approximately 30 minutes. Tonight's game was initially scheduled to begin at 8:15, but thunderstorms pelted the area, forcing the Orioles to cut batting practice short.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | July 11, 2013
Orioles outfielder Chris Dickerson had a cortisone shot in his left shoulder before Thursday's game, something he said should get him, “over that hump and kind of get to the All-Star break.” Dickerson was scratched from Wednesday's start after experiencing pain in the shoulder while taking batting practice. He said he felt better Thursday when taking dry swings, but did not attempt to hit off a tee or throw. That, he said, should happen Friday. “I'll throw [Friday] and then hit a little bit. Come in early and test it out,” Dickerson said.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | June 29, 2013
When the baseball season began, Erika Brannock and her friend Breanna Dickerson made plans to spend a Saturday night this summer attending an Orioles-Yankees game at Camden Yards. Two weeks after they purchased tickets for Saturday's game, those plans and Brannock's life was altered during the Boston Marathon bombings on April 15. Brannock, a 29-year-old preschool teacher from Towson, lost her left leg below the knee and needed multiple surgeries to save her right leg. When Brannock was able to return home from Boston last month - she was the last of the injured to be discharged from the hospital after 50 days - Dickerson asked if she still wanted to go to the game.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | February 21, 2013
Orioles manager Buck Showalter sensed some nervousness in record-setting Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps as he lingered around the Orioles batting cage. Phelps, a Baltimore-area native, clutched a bat and wore an orange Orioles jersey with No. 18 on the back - for the record number of Olympic gold medals Phelps has won as a world-class swimmer. The 27-year-old Phelps joined the Orioles before Thursday's intrasquad game at Ed Smith Stadium, taking batting practice with the team.
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By Jim Henneman and Jim Henneman,Evening Sun Staff | July 11, 1991
OAKLAND, Calif. -- For the first time in almost three months, Glenn Davis has been cleared to resume certain baseball activities.The injured first baseman traveled with the Orioles to the West Coast yesterday after taking batting practice for the first time in almost three months. Davis will participate in pregame workouts and continue his rehabilitation exercises with all activities closely monitored by trainer Richie Bancells.Davis took about 25 controlled swings during a regular batting practice workout before the Orioles' departure yesterday.
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By CAL RIPKEN JR | December 10, 2006
DEAR CAL / / MY 17-year-old son is a pretty good pitcher, but he can?t hit much. I took him to a guy who played semipro ball to fix his swing. He hit well in the cages but not live pitching. What can I do to help him? John Rushnok, Middleburg Heights, Ohio DEAR JOHN // It is not unusual to find someone like your son,who hits line drives all over the place in the batting cage or during batting practice but struggles against live pitching. While there is no perfect formula for how to fix this, from my experience the only way to improve a hitter?
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By David Selig and The Baltimore Sun | December 27, 2012
The Orioles are adding more orange to their pregame look in 2013. According to ESPN uniform guru Paul Lukas, the Orioles' new batting practice cap will feature the cartoon bird on a cap with an orange front panel and a black brim. Now you can't say they haven't made any flashy moves this offseason. Lukas was the first to provide a sneak peak of the batting practice caps for all of the teams Thursday morning. He grades the Orioles' new hat a B-. It replaces a black cap with orange trim and the orange “O's” logo.
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By Eduardo A. Encina, The Baltimore Sun | August 27, 2012
Orioles infielder Wilson Betemit , who has been out of action for two weeks with an injured right wrist, could rejoin the team for this weekend's series against the Yankees in New York, Orioles manager Buck Showalter said. Betemit participated in batting practice before Monday's game, testing his wrist against live pitching for the first time since the injury. "I want to see because I didn't get a chance to hit outside in Florida," Betemit said. "They said [Monday] , to see how it feels.
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