Baltimore Orioles pitchers and catchers report to Sarasota on Tuesday in what figures to be an interesting Spring Training. With so many spots on the Orioles roster up-for-grabs, Ed Smith Stadium will not be short of competition in the next month and a half.
With that in mind, the Orioles pitching rotation might be the most stable area on the team in regards to carryover from 2018. Pending injury, three starters in last year’s rotation will return. The back end of the rotation gets dicey. However, there’s some exciting young arms in the mix that got valuable experience in the reluctantly memorable 115-loss season.
BALTIMORE — It’s been a strange offseason for Major League Baseball. Pitchers and catchers will report to their spring training facilities starting next week. For the Orioles, that date is Tuesday, Feb. 12. Less than a week away, a number of big-name free agents like Bryce Harper and former Oriole Manny Machado remain free agents.
Going into the winter, both Harper and Machado expected to ink long-term deals worth hundreds of millions, but now it’s looking like a one or two-year deal might be their only option.