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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | February 28, 2013
The Orioles will head south to Fort Myers today to play the Twins for the second time this spring. The Twins will have a lineup that includes Joe Mauer, Josh Willingham and Justin Morneau, so they're playing a number of regulars. As for the Orioles, this is a game that will be difficult from a roster perspective. It will be their third game in a span of 30 hours after yesterday's day-night, split-squad doubleheader. Yesterday afternoon, the Orioles brought 12 minor leaguers over from the minor league minicamp at Twin Lakes Park.
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Sports Digest | June 3, 2014
Francis Tiafoe of Riverdale Park, who on Sunday advanced to the second round of the 2014 Junior French Open with a straight-sets win, was eliminated Monday by unseeded German Jan Choinski . The Prince George's County product entered the tournament at Roland Garros as the No. 1 seed in the junior competition. "It's not easy," Tiafoe said afterward. "Obviously you're feeling pressure, me being the one seed, and the guy is playing unbelievable tennis. Obviously you're thinking you don't want to lose in the second round.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | March 25, 2013
Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis took batting practice for the second straight day Monday and could DH tomorrow in Fort Myers against the Twins.  Markakis, dealing with a small disk herniation in his neck, hasn't played in a spring game since March 1, but is confident he will get enough at-bats to be ready for the season. In returning from offseason abdominal surgery last spring, he needed just 25 at-bats. He has 14 this spring heading into the final week of spring games.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | March 25, 2014
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Bud Norris pitched into the sixth inning in his last Grapefruit League tune-up before the regular season, but the Orioles dropped a 4-1 decision to the Minnesota Twins. Norris lasted 5 1/3 innings, giving up three runs (two earned), seven hits and a walk while striking out two batters. “Felt really strong. A little windy, so you really have to control your body out there,” Norris said. “I felt I did a really good job of pounding the strike zone.” For the spring, the Orioles' expected No. 5 starter posted an impressive 2.65 ERA in 17 innings over five spring games.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | March 17, 2012
Right-hander Armando Galarraga, who is hoping to make the Orioles after missing much of last season because of injury, tired after a solid early performance and ended up allowing four runs in four innings as the Boston Red Sox beat the Orioles, 7-4, in a split-squad game at JetBlue Park. The Orioles and Red Sox ended in a 3-3 tie in their other contest Saturday at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota. Galarraga cruised through the first two innings and allowed a run in the third before giving up four hits and three runs in the fourth.
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By Eileen Ambrose and Eileen Ambrose,SUN STAFF | October 26, 2001
AirTran Airways has yet to make its first flight out of Baltimore, but the budget carrier said yesterday that it will be expanding its service here to include several Florida cities. The Orlando, Fla.-based airline will add daily nonstop service from Baltimore-Washington International Airport to Orlando, Miami and Fort Myers beginning late this year and early next year. About two weeks ago, AirTran announced it would be entering the Baltimore market with three flights per day to Boston and Atlanta starting Dec. 12. AirTran will begin service here about the same time as US Airways eliminates its low-fare MetroJet fleet based in Baltimore.
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By Jim Stratton and Jim Stratton,Orlando Sentinel | May 27, 2007
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The bones are whispering to Heather Walsh-Haney. Laid out on a stainless-steel examination table, they're hinting at the secrets of death that the forensic anthropologists are working hard to understand. How old are they? Whom do they belong to? And how did they die? "They can give you a tremendous amount of information," said Walsh-Haney, a 39-year-old professor at nearby Florida Gulf Coast University. "You just have to know how to read them." The eight skeletons are part of an unfolding detective story in this small city two hours south of Tampa.
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By Dan Connolly, The Baltimore Sun | March 16, 2014
DUNEDIN, Fla. - The Orioles really want Ubaldo Jimenez to pitch enough innings this spring, and they aren't going to let the weather mess with his schedule. Jimenez, who didn't sign with the Orioles until Feb. 19, has appeared in just two games and thrown only four innings so far. Originally, the right-hander was supposed to pitch Monday night in Sarasota against the Minnesota Twins, but there is a steady threat of rain for most of the day in the area. So, the Orioles are getting a little creative.
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May 30, 2004
Mr. and Mrs. William Clarke, III, of Monkton, MD announce the May 22, 2004 wedding of their son, Steven Clarke to Jesse Cottrell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Cottrell, of Fort Myers, FL. Steve and Jesse both graduated in 2002 with a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Lehigh University. After a Fort Myers wedding, the couple will live in Auburn Hills, MI, where Steve will begin employment at Volkswagen and Jesse will continue working for GM.
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By Buster Olney and Buster Olney,Sun Staff Writer | April 13, 1995
SARASOTA, Fla. -- Overhearing a conversation behind him, Orioles pitcher Mike Mussina wheeled around on his stool in the Orioles clubhouse yesterday and interrupted: "We're getting Randy Johnson?"Starters: Orioles' Arthur Rhodes vs. Rangers' Kenny RogersORIOLES SPRING TRAINING SCHEDULEDate ....... Opponent ........... Site ...... ....... TimeToday ....... Texas ......... Port Charlotte, Fla. .. 1:05 p.m.Tomorrow .... Toronto ........ Dunedin, Fla. ........ 1:05 p.m.Saturday .... Houston .....
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | March 25, 2014
SARASOTA, Fla. -- The Orioles will travel to Fort Myers, Fla., today for a 1:05 p.m. game against the Minnesota Twins . Right-hander Bud Norris will start for the Orioles. Other available pitchers include Zach Britton , Alfredo Aceves , Brad Brach , Tommy Hunter , Evan Meek and minor leaguers Chris Jones, Tim Alderson and Fabio Castillo . The sun is finally out here at the Ed Smith Stadium complex, and the forecast seemed to be OK for Fort Myers.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | March 19, 2014
SARASOTA, Fla. - Orioles outfielder David Lough has passed a series of concussion tests and has one more to go through before he can return to games. Lough was scratched from last Friday's game against the Minnesota Twins in Fort Myers, and he hasn't played since after complaining of neck stiffness and concussion symptoms, like dizziness and eye floaters. “They wanted to take precaution and go through a concussion protocol,” Lough said. “I've been taking some tests. I have one more test to take, an impact test, and then I should be cleared to go.” If Lough passes that final test, he's expected to play in Thursday's Triple-A minor league game.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | March 17, 2014
SARASOTA, Fla. - Both of the Orioles' split-squad games Monday were canceled due to a persistent rain in Florida, and neither will be made up. The afternoon game in Clearwater against the Philadelphia Phillies was canceled, and then, a few hours later, the Orioles announced they wouldn't be playing their night game at Ed Smith Stadium against the Minnesota Twins. The double rainout could have been a real problem for the Orioles' pitching staff, but manager Buck Showalter and club officials already had contingencies in place.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | March 17, 2014
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Less than an hour after the Orioles' team bus pulled into Bright House Field on Monday afternoon, the team was on its way back to Sarasota. The Orioles' split-squad road game against the Philadelphia Phillies was canceled shortly before the scheduled 1:05 p.m. start time, and the team headed back for tonight's 7:05 p.m. home game at Ed Smith Stadium. Left-hander Brian Matusz and right-hander Kevin Gausman were scheduled to pitch here against the Phillies, and they could still pitch tonight against the Twins.
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By Dan Connolly, The Baltimore Sun | March 16, 2014
DUNEDIN, Fla. - The Orioles really want Ubaldo Jimenez to pitch enough innings this spring, and they aren't going to let the weather mess with his schedule. Jimenez, who didn't sign with the Orioles until Feb. 19, has appeared in just two games and thrown only four innings so far. Originally, the right-hander was supposed to pitch Monday night in Sarasota against the Minnesota Twins, but there is a steady threat of rain for most of the day in the area. So, the Orioles are getting a little creative.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | March 14, 2014
Right-hander Suk-min Yoon has his visa issues behind him and will make his Grapefruit League debut for the Orioles on Saturday against the New York Yankees. The details right now are sketchy. He hasn't been told when he will go in the game or for how long. But that doesn't matter to Yoon, who has yet to pitch in a competitive game because the South Korea native hadn't secured his work visa until this week. “I'm excited to throw Saturday,” Yoon said through interpreter Justin Yoo. “Instead of results, I'm looking to get my feel, to get a feel for pitching on a mound.” He has thrown simulated games and side sessions, but now will get the world-renowned Yankees - although it is not expected to be a representative lineup.
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June 29, 2006
On June 27, 2006, ADDIE LEE (nee Rittenhouse) GOURLEY MERKLE, of North Fort Myers, FL and Timonium; wife of the late John F. Gourley, Jr. and Frederick W. Merkle; devoted mother of John F. Gourley III (Janice) of N. Fort Myers, Frank Rittenhouse Gourley (Lavania) of York, PA, Thomas Lee Gourley (Sylvia) of Englewood, FL and Donald C. Gourley of Baltimore; stepmother of Gretchen Merkle Hodgin of San Francisco, Frederick Merkle, Jr. and Curtis Merkle, both of Maryland and Jeri Merkle of Oregon.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | March 8, 2014
SARASOTA, Fla. - Right-hander Bud Norris continued to put up zeros this spring and the Orioles' offense touched up one of the Boston Red Sox's top pitching prospects to pick up a 7-3 win at Ed Smith Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Norris, who is expected to begin the season in the Orioles' rotation, threw three scoreless innings, allowing just two hits and striking out four. He hasn't given up a run in his five spring innings. “I felt pretty good,” Norris said. “The main thing was I wanted to work on my fastball command, get back out there for my second start.” Norris said his back tightened up a little in the second inning, but he pitched through it and said later that it was “nothing to worry about.” With his four strikeouts Saturday, Norris now has six, and one walk, in five innings.
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By Peter Schmuck and The Baltimore Sun | March 5, 2014
FORT MYERS, Fla . - The pitching line wasn't pristine, but right-hander Chris Tillman seemed satisfied with his second start of the Grapefruit League exhibition season. The Minnesota Twins scored three runs in the second inning with the help of a three-base outfield error, but the Orioles answered with five runs in the top of the third on the way to a 11-5 victory on Wednesday night at Hammond Stadium. Tillman was charged with just one earned run, since Xavier Paul dropped a high fly ball in right field to allow Josh Willingham to reach third with no outs, but he did surrender four hits before working out of the inning.
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