Go Thor! It's your birthday! - USA TODAY Sports
Some, but not all, of the news you need for a Sunday morning.
Orioles option top prospect Dylan Bundy to Double-A Bowie | HardballTalk
"It’s official: Dylan Bundy will open the 2013 season in the minors." Nothing we didn't expect to happen, and we'll most likely see him in Baltimore no later than August.
Jake Arrieta pitches into 5th inning for Orioles in 3-1 win over Blue Jays | Fox News
"Jake Arrieta worked into the fifth inning without allowing a run as he tries to win the No. 5 spot in the Orioles' rotation, leading Baltimore to a 3-1 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday." Jake still throws way too many pitches, but as a #5, he might just get by.
Grapefruit League Preview: Phillies vs. Orioles - Clearwater, FL Patch
"Roy Halladay returns to the mound for the Phillies after giving up six hits and seven earned runs over two and 2/3 inning against the Tigers March 12." His last outing was a disaster, and it will be interesting to see the radar gun readings. Don't forget, this one's on MASN and presumably MLB.tv.
Stepping up to the plate in state-of-the-art spring training facilities " TCPalm.com
"The Baltimore Orioles asked Indian River County officials to pay $16 million for stadium improvements to fill Dodgertown, Indian River County Budget Director Jason Brown said. When those negotiations fell through, in part because the dollar amount was too great, the county spent $4 million to add youth baseball and softball fields as well as other enhancements to draw amateur events to Vero Beach." Interesting read on the economic impact (or lack thereof) of Spring Training facilities.
And because apparently at least some of you care about these things (although I have no idea why), it's the birthday of current Orioles' slugger Chris Davis.