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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | March 14, 2014
I thought one of the more intriguing stories heading into this spring was what the Orioles would do with lefty Zach Britton, who is out of minor league options. I'm thinking the intrigue is over now. Britton was supposed to battle for a spot in the starting rotation. Orioles manager Buck Showalter still isn't officially ruling him out for that role at this point. But when the club signed Ubaldo Jimenez, Britton's battle for the rotation was basically over. Britton said earlier this spring he talked with new pitching coach Dave Wallace and bullpen coach Dom Chiti about a program that would ready him for the bullpen.
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By Dan Connolly | April 13, 2014
New Orioles closer Tommy Hunter was one pitch away from his fourth save in as many chances Saturday night before he didn't get the check swing, third-strike call he wanted. On the next pitch, he didn't get the save either, as Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Colby Rasmus yanked a 98-mph fastball over the right-center wall to tie the game and push the Orioles into their first extra-innings game of the young season. The Orioles rebounded three innings later when Steve Lombardozzi tripled with one out and then scored on David Lough's single to give the Orioles a 2-1, 12-inning victory and send what was remaining of the announced crowd of 30,446 at Camden Yards home happy.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | April 25, 2013
The Orioles have called up left-hander Zach Britton before tonight's series opener against the A's to add an extra arm to a taxed bullpen. Britton was scratched from his scheduled start for Triple-A Norfolk tonight. After optioning right-hander Josh Stinson following Wednesday's game, the Orioles said they would make a corresponding move today. Britton, who is 1-0 with a 1.98 ERA in three starts at Norfolk, is coming off a six-inning, one-run outing in his last start a week ago. He could provide long relief in the Orioles bullpen for the next four games in Oakland and, if available, could fill the void for a starting pitcher Monday in Seattle.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | April 1, 2014
Of course it's only one game, but if the Orioles can make it a habit of winning low-scoring, one-run games, 2014 really could be a special season. The Orioles had their chances to score in their 2-1 Opening Day win over the defending champion Boston Red Sox on Monday at Camden Yards. They put leadoff runners on base, they hit into rally-killing double plays, they swung wildly at some pitches -- all things that haunted the Orioles down the stretch last year. But no one talked about that Monday, because that was overshadowed by new Orioles left fielder Nelson Cruz's game-winning homer, by Tommy Hunter's bend-but-don't-break ninth inning in his first test as closer, by the team's stellar defense and the bullpen's four shutout innings.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | February 20, 2012
SARASOTA, Fla. -- Orioles left-handed pitcher Zach Britton continued to progress in his throwing program recovering from left-shoulder inflammation Monday, throwing about 60 long-toss throws from 100 feet, including 15 pitches from his full delivery motion. The 24-year-old Britton is slated to throw another 60 pitches again Tuesday, the first time he will throw for back-to-back days. "The best way to sum it up is that I feel as good on the morning I wake up and I'm throwing as the day after," Britton said.
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By Dan Connolly, The Baltimore Sun | February 15, 2012
Orioles starting pitcher Zach Britton is still experiencing inflammation in his left shoulder and will start spring trainingwith a progressive throwing program, but he and the team expect he'll be ready to compete for a rotation spot. The 24-year-old left-hander who was 11-11 with a 4.61 ERA in 28 starts as a rookie last year said he has dealt with lingering inflammation since he was placed on the disabled list last August. He said he has taken anti-inflammatory medication and rested, but the soreness wasn't improving.
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By Matt Vensel | March 15, 2011
Zach Britton, the Orioles' top pitching prospect, has yet to allow a run in nine innings of work this spring. The Orioles don't want to start his arbitration clock earlier than they have to, but Britton's brilliance has thrust him into the conversation for the fifth spot in manager Buck Showalter's Opening Day rotation. Britton pitched four scoreless innings in the Orioles' 6-4 win over the Astros on Saturday, and afterward, he talked about how he's trying to make the decision tough for team management.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | June 21, 2012
Left-hander Zach Britton, who led the Orioles in wins as a rookie last season, has mostly struggled in three previous starts at Triple-A Norfolk. But on Thursday, Britton took a significant step toward rejoining the Orioles' starting rotation, turning in his best Triple-A performance this season. Britton issued his first quality start in four starts with the Tides, allowing just two runs on three hits over six innings in a 5-3 win against Buffalo. Britton also struck out five, the most he's had in a game since joining the Tides, and issued two walks.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | June 1, 2012
Left-hander Zach Britton took another step toward rejoining the Orioles starting rotation Thursday night, throwing seven strong innings for Double-A Bowie in a 3-2, 14-inning loss at Akron. Britton, making his second minor league rehab start for the Baysox, allowed just two runs (one earned) on five hits through seven innings, striking out five and walking one. Britton threw 92 pitches, 55 of them for strikes, and induced 12 groundouts versus just four fly-ball outs. Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Wednesday that Britton, who is rehabbing from left shoulder impingement, will be re-evaluated after Thursday's start.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | March 4, 2012
Orioles left-hander Zach Britton appears at least one more day closer to returning to full form. Britton, who is rehabbing from left shoulder inflammation, had his second bullpen session moved up one day to today, throwing about 30 pitches off a full mound. Originally he was slated to have two days off after his first session Friday and throw again Monday. "I think it was a lot better than the first one," Britton said. "I felt more comfortable on the mound today. I was able to make adjustments a lot quicker, too, and I was throwing a little bit harder, my tempo was a little better.
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The Baltimore Sun | March 31, 2014
Baltimore Sun reporters and editors give their thoughts on the Orioles' 2-1 win over the Boston Red Sox on Opening Day at Camden Yards. Eduardo A. Encina, reporter: With all the anticipation and buzz thats comes with Opening Day, the beginning of the 2014 season played out perfectly for the Orioles. Nelson Cruz gave his new team the big hit, the bullpen tossed four scoreless innings, and Tommy Hunter passed his first test as the new closer.  Dan Connolly, reporter: It's hard to script it much better.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | March 31, 2014
Nick Markakis, the longest-tentured Orioles player, will make his eighth straight Opening Day start in right field this afternoon. After testing his stiff neck during batting practice today, Markakis will be in the starting lineup batting leadoff. It will mark the most consecutive Opening Day starts by an Orioles outfielder since Paul Blair made 12 straight starts in center field from 1965 to 1976.  Two Orioles infielders -- second baseman Jonathan Schoop and third baseman Ryan Flaherty -- will be making their first Opening Day starts.
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By Eduardo A. Encina, The Baltimore Sun | March 30, 2014
SARASOTA, Fla. - The path any heralded pitching prospect takes to the major leagues has obstacles. With the burden of huge expectations on their shoulders, few young talented pitchers break into the major leagues without taking their share of lumps. For the Orioles' top two prospects - right-handers Dylan Bundy and Kevin Gausman - it has been no different. Each pitcher made it to the major leagues in his first full professional season, then faced adversity over the next year. Bundy, 21, lost his entire 2013 season to Tommy John elbow ligament reconstruction and still faces part of the long and tedious rehabilitation that follows the procedure.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | March 29, 2014
The Orioles have set their 25-man roster, although it will not become official until Sunday. The Orioles will need to take two members off their 40-man roster to make room for Evan Meek and Delmon Young. Here is the roster: Catchers (2): Matt Wieters, Steve Clevenger Infielders (5): Chris Davis, Jonathan Schoop, J.J. Hardy, Ryan Flaherty, Steve Lombardozzi Outfielders/DH (6): Nick Markakis, Adam Jones, David Lough, Nelson Cruz, Steve Pearce, Delmon Young Pitchers (12)
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The Baltimore Sun | March 28, 2014
2010 Record: 66-96 Place: Fifth in American League East Manager: Dave Trembley, Juan Samuel, Buck Showalter Most Valuable Oriole: Luke Scott Batting leader: Nick Markakis (.297) Home run leader: Luke Scott (27) RBI leader: Ty Wigginton (76) Wins leader: Jeremy Guthrie (11) ERA leader: Jeremy Guthrie (3.83) Notable: After starting the year 15-39, the Orioles fired Trembley 54 games into the season. Third base coach Samuel took over for 51 games on an interim basis before vice president of baseball operations Andy MacPhail hired Buck Showalter as the permanent replacement.
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By Dan Connolly The Baltimore Sun | March 27, 2014
When Ubaldo Jimenez was about to sign the biggest free-agent deal for a pitcher in Orioles franchise history, he considered the rotation he was joining. Frankly, he didn't know much about it. He had pitched with Miguel Gonzalez years ago in a minor league all-star game. He knew of Bud Norris from their seasons competing against each other in the National League. Jimenez, 30, had pitched against the Orioles only twice in his eight-season major league career - both last season with the Cleveland Indians.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | May 27, 2012
* Adam Jones' six-year, $85.5 million deal -- which will be formally announced this morning -- is the largest in Orioles history. It breaks down this way: He'll get $2M signing bonus; $8.5M in 2013; $13M in 2014 and 2015; $16M in 2016 and 2017; and $17M in 2018. With escalators, it could reach $91.5 million. Regardless, it is the second-largest total-value contract for a center fielder behind the Los Angeles Dodgers' Matt Kemp's ($160M).   He is ahead of Pittsburgh's Andrew McCutchen ($51.5M)
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | June 19, 2013
DETROIT -- Orioles manager Buck Showalter wouldn't commit to giving left-hander Zach Britton another start after his solid outing Tuesday night in the Orioles' 5-2 win over Detroit . I asked Showalter whether Britton presented himself well enough to earn another start. The rotation is definitely in a state in flux for this weekend's Toronto series, hinging on Jason Hammel's recovery from a stomach virus and Miguel Gonzalez's return from the paternity list.   “He's an option,” Showalter said.
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By Eduardo A. Encina, The Baltimore Sun | March 26, 2014
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. - Orioles right-hander Chris Tillman wasn't his sharpest in his final spring tuneup before Opening Day, but he was able to limit the damage to work out of several jams against the Tampa Bay Rays at Charlotte Sports Park on Wednesday. Tillman, who will be the team's Opening Day starter on Monday against the Boston Red Sox at Camden Yards, made his first start in nine days after missing his last scheduled appearance with the flu. He allowed 10 baserunners (nine hits and one walk)
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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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