Davis on his home run

SARASOTA, Fla. - Chris Davis had a pretty good idea what was coming tonight when he launched a three-run homer in the bottom of the third inning to break a scoreless tie. Manny Machado and Adam Jones singled. Davis stepped to the plate against Blue Jays right-hander Chad Jenkins with two outs. He worked the count to 2-0 and let it rip. "It was a ... read more

Davis hits three-run homer, Ripken meets with media (O's blank Jays 5-0)

ORIOLES QUICK WRAP Score: Orioles 5, Blue Jays 0 Recap: Chris Davis belted a long three-run homer in the third inning to break a scoreless tie and Jonathan Schoop hit a two-run homer in the seventh after striking out in his first two at-bats. Manny Machado singled twice from the leadoff spot. Miguel Gonzalez retired six of seven batters faced, just as Wei-Yin Chen did ... read more

Duquette on Yoon's release and game update

SARASOTA, Fla. - Executive vice president Dan Duquette said pitcher Suk-min Yoon's camp contacted the Orioles about a month ago with a request to release him from the remainder of his contract. The Orioles obliged today, and in return, Yoon released the Orioles from any further financial obligation. The club saved $4.3 million, according to an industry source. "He was one of the top pitchers ... read more

More notes and Blue Jays lineup (Yoon released)

SARASOTA, Fla. - Michael Almanzar hit a tie-breaking home run today in the top of the ninth inning, and the Orioles registered their first spring win, 3-2 over the Rays in Port Charlotte. Mike Yastrzemski added a sacrifice fly. The Rays scored a run in the bottom of the ninth off Daniel Rodriguez. If you had Rodriguez earning the Orioles' first save this spring, go ... read more

Machado: "It's great to be back out there"

SARASOTA, Fla. - Tyler Wilson and Rule 5 pick Jason Garcia each threw two scoreless innings with two strikeouts today against the Rays in Port Charlotte. Wilson allowed two hits and Garcia permitted one. The game was scoreless until the bottom of the seventh inning, when left-hander Mark Hendrickson gave up a run on two hits. The Orioles tied it in the eighth on Rey ... read more

Notes on Suk-min Yoon and Bobby Bundy (and O's lineup vs. Jays)

SARASOTA, Fla. - Wei-Yin Chen threw two scoreless innings today against the Rays in Port Charlotte, Fla. He allowed one hit, a double by John Jaso, and struck out one. Miguel Gonzalez also is expected to work two innings tonight if his pitch count allows it. The Orioles are trying to work out a deal to let pitcher Suk-min Yoon out of his contract, which ... read more

Showalter on Yoon: "He's going to be fine"

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. - Orioles manager Buck Showalter didn't have much to say about pitcher Suk-min Yoon, who has returned to Korea and apparently won't come back to Sarasota. Yoon has two years left on his contract and is unhappy that he wasn't invited to major league camp after the Orioles removed him from the 40-man roster in August. Asked for his reaction, Showalter said, ... read more

Suk-min Yoon returning to South Korea (with Rays lineup)

SARASOTA, Fla. - It appears that the Orioles and Korean right-hander Suk-min Yoon are parting ways after one disappointing season in the minors. According to a report out of Korea, Yoon has left Los Angeles and returned home. I have confirmation that he's scheduled to report to minor league camp on Saturday, but it doesn't appear that he'll be returning to Sarasota. The Orioles signed ... read more