Orioles starter Chris Tillman, who was scratched from Sunday’s intrasquad outing with a hip flexor injury, took Monday off in hopes of a quick return.
Even with the Orioles’ acquisition of free-agent starter Yovani Gallardo, prospect Mike Wright is approaching this spring in hopes of winning a rotation spot.
Chris Tillman was scratched from a scheduled outing in the Orioles’ intrasquad game on Sunday due to a core muscle injury.
The Orioles played a 5 1/2-inning intrasquad game Sunday to help get prepared for Grapefruit League play, which begins Tuesday against the Braves.
The entire Orioles team sported orange LUNGevity T-shirts for Sunday’s intrasquad game, a touching tribute on the two-year anniversary of the passing of former PR director Monica Barlow.
Major League Baseball Players Association executive director Tony Clark conducted a players-only meeting with the Orioles on Saturday morning during the third stop of his Spring Training tour of camps.
Pitching usually dominates hitting at the start of Spring Training, with the Orioles’ intrasquad game on Saturday a classic case in point.
Chris Tillman was an easy choice to start on Opening Day for the Orioles a year ago. But manager Buck Showalter isn’t in a hurry to name his No. 1 starter this season.
The Orioles are expected to remain active in trying to add a corner outfielder before Opening Day, but manager Buck Showalter said if it doesn’t happen, he’s OK with the in-camp options.
Orioles pitchers Brad Brach and Mike Wright visited Sarasota Middle School on Friday afternoon to commemorate the end of the six-week Orioles Health & Fitness Challenge.
Orioles outfielder Adam Jones, who had spoken with Dexter Fowler on Wednesday and said the outfielder was excited about joining Baltimore, said Friday morning there’s no hard feelings.