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Orioles: Most position players report early - Carroll County Times
"One week ago, Baltimore Orioles pitchers and catchers reported to camp. Position players were supposed to follow five days later. They didn't follow instructions." Nice lead in for a story about how almost all position players reported early.

Orioles beat writer Eduardo A. Encina on Brian Roberts -
"There weren’t many concrete answers given during Brian Roberts’ news conference with the media Friday afternoon, but the words of the injured Orioles second baseman’s words resonated well."

School of Roch: This, that and the other
"Duquette basically said that if the Orioles sign Soler, they sign him, and if they don't, they don't. I'll take a big leap here and say there must be a least some level of interest, since he included the first part of that sentence."

MASN News & Information: Pittsburgh Pirates, Baltimore Orioles partner with the Miracle League of Manasota to dedicate first Miracle League Field in Sarasota-Bradenton area
"The Baltimore Orioles and Pittsburgh Pirates today joined Sarasota County and the Miracle League of Manasota in the dedication of the first Miracle League Field in the Sarasota-Bradenton area. As part of the partnership, which also includes dozens of private-sector supporters, the Pirates and Orioles donated a total of $150,000 towards the construction of the baseball field designed specifically for children and adults with special needs."