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It's going to be 60 degrees today. Go outside and play! After you've read these links, of course.

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Orioles Make First Three Cuts Of Spring Training | Press Box Online
Mike Belfiore and two guys you haven't heard of were cut from spring training camp.

Ubaldo Jimenez cools nerves to deliver impressing first start for Phillies |
Quotes from the new guy in the rotation.

How interested are the Orioles in Ervin Santana? -
The Orioles haven't given up on signing Ervin Santana, but there hasn't been much dialogue in the past couple days.

Gausman's Time Is Now | Baltimore Sports and Life
Gary Armida lobbies for Kevin Gausman in the O's rotation.

Even Before Michael Reghi, the Orioles Were Touching Off Bombs | Roar From 34
A look back at the 1996 Orioles offense.

The Strange Saga of Chris Jones | Camden Depot
They trade for him, add him to the 40-man, DFA him, release him, and then re-sign him.

Zach Britton: Baltimore Orioles' Pitcher Deserves 1 More Chance | Rant Sports
I'm really not sure why he deserves it any more than any of the other players, but I hope that he pitches well.

Today is the birthday of former Orioles Mark Worrell, Mike Moriarty, Chris Lambert, Ryan Freel, and Marv Breeding.

On this day in 2001, the Orioles announced that Albert Belle has a degenerative hip condition and will no longer be able to play baseball.