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Matt Wieters to the disabled list, Steve Pearce looks to have a hot start, and Hunter Harvey's just fine after a baseball to the ankle.

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Orioles Beat Twins 5-3 : CBS Baltimore
"Glen Perkins made his first appearance of spring training Saturday, giving up a homer to Delmon Young in one inning of a Minnesota Twins split squad’s 5-3 loss to the Baltimore Orioles." Apparently Perkins is the Twins' closer. Who knew?

Showalter: Matt Wieters likely to start season on Orioles' DL : Fantasy News
"Buck Showalter said that using Matt Wieters as a DH to start the season wasn't an option, because that "doesn't help his rehab."

Steve Pearce has a job with Orioles, but is playing like he needs to earn it - Baltimore Sun
"I don't want people to think it's a fluke. I know I can play," Steve Pearce said Saturday after his three-run homer helped the Orioles beat the Minnesota Twins, 5-3. "It definitely would help a lot more if I started off hot."

Christian Walker eyes major role with Orioles in 2015 | Go Gamecocks
"The Orioles want Walker to get regular playing time at Norfolk as opposed to seeing part-time duty in Baltimore. "I did end up getting a lot of at-bats over the course of the season, so they were happy with that," he said of last year. "Especially being so young still, at this point, I could definitely benefit from a lot of at-bats. But, obviously, the goal is to be in the big leagues."

Orioles Option Urrutia, Wright and Berry; Reassign Johnson - PressBox Online
"The Orioles whittled their camp roster to 41 players March 21, reassigning right-hander Steve Johnson to minor league camp and optioning outfielder Henry Urrutia to Triple-A Norfolk." Only 16 more cuts to go!

Orioles Fans Gear Up For Season With ‘Tag Day’ " CBS Baltimore
"Fans came out to Camden Yards to try out seats–people who are interested in season tickets can sit in different areas of the park and see where they would like to purchase seats."

Notre Dame's Pat Connaughton on the Jeff Samardzija career path - Chicago Tribune
"History could be repeating itself in South Bend, Ind., where Notre Dame's Pat Connaughton is trying to bring the Irish an NCAA tournament championship before returning to the minor leagues to pitch for an Orioles affiliate." Seems he's not the first Fightin' Irish athlete on this career path. Jeff Samardzija went from wide receiver to MLB.

School of Roch: Hunter Harvey's X-ray negative
"An X-ray taken on Harvey's right ankle came back clean. He didn't sustain a fracture after being hit by a comebacker during a minor league game against the Twins in Fort Myers." And everyone EXHALE.

Happy Birthday to former Orioles Mike Morse and Billy Goodman.

On this date in Baltimore baseball history, in "1981 - American League President Lee MacPhail suspends Baltimore Orioles manager Earl Weaver for removing his team from the field and forfeiting a spring training game to the Kansas City Royals. It is the fourth career suspension for Weaver, who was upset that the umpires did not provide him with an official batting order after Kansas City made numerous substitutions. Weaver's suspension will last three days."

In 1997, "The New York Mets, loaded with middle infielders, add two more, acquiring shortstop Manny Alexander and third baseman Scott McClain from the Baltimore Orioles. The Mets give up hard-throwing reliever Hector Ramirez in exchange." Yes, THAT Hector Ramirez.

Remember this kids: oil attracts oil. Next time your bacon breakfast makes a mess of the stove, add a few drops of vegetable oil to paper towel, then wipe the greasy surface and watch the oil disappear!

Consider this your discussion space for the PGA Tour: Valspar Championship Final Round.

I don't want to be the cause of you losing any more races. I want you to go prove to the world what I already know: that you are the greatest Open Thread in the whole wide world.