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Matt Wieters could be coming back on June 4, Bud Norris may not come back at all if he pitches like he did last night, and the O's MiLB training rooms are pretty busy these days.

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Marlins Lose to Orioles 8-5; Alvarez and Latos Go on DL - ABC News
"First the Marlins stumbled to another defeat, leaving them 0-8 on their homestand and still winless after five games under new manager Dan Jennings. Then two-fifths of their rotation went on the disabled list — right-handers Henderson Alvarez and Mat Latos." As Buck Showalter says, "No one is going to feel sorry for you."

Orioles could add a reliever Saturday - Baltimore Sun
"Tyler Wilson picked up his first big league win Friday, and it’s possible his reward is getting sent back to Triple-A Norfolk." I'd say it's probable.

Orioles’ Wieters planning to return June 4 - LancasterOnline: Orioles
"Matt Wieters said he expects to catch every other day next week at Double-A Bowie and believes a return to the Orioles when he is eligible to come off the 60-day disabled list June 4 is a distinct possibility." It's The Sun's article, but hey, why burn a page view when you don't have to, right?

Bud Norris' struggles continue in Triple-A - Baltimore Sun
"Pitching against Rochester, the Minnesota Twins’ Triple-A affiliate, Bud Norris allowed nine earned runs on 12 hits in 2 2/3 innings in the first game of a doubleheader Friday. He allowed two homers, both to Twins prospect Kennys Vargas, and threw 72 pitches, 47 strikes, without getting out of the third inning." With Mike Wright, Tyler Wilson and Kevin Gausman all viable alternatives for the rotation, (and that's not even considering Dylan Bundy), the O's can't be giving Bud too much margin for error to get things figured out.

Steve Melewski: Minor league notes on Kline, Snyder, Marin, Murphy and more
Lots of MRI news and some MiLB players getting healthy, too.

Baltimore Orioles prospect Trey Mancini records third three-hit game of the week for Frederick Keys | News
"It was a turning point for Trey Mancini. The Orioles prospect, a year removed from an All-Star season at Class A Delmarva, stopped himself one night and realized things needed to change. "I kind of decided a few weeks ago, I was having a rough go of it," he said. "I took a step back one night and thought about everything." Everything? Even Tibetan monks?

Orioles Prospect Mike Yastrzemski Continuing To Produce In Bowie - PressBox Online
"Sometimes, when you get off to a slow start, it's tough to stay focused," Mike Yastrzemski said. "There are still 135 games we have left to play. There's still 500 at bats you're going to get." Such wisdom from one so young...

Is It Time For Orioles To Cut Ties With Brian Matusz? - Pressbox Online
YES! YES IT IS! Sorry, didn't mean to shout so early in the morning...

Revs woes continue in another home defeat - The York Daily Record
"The other Revs signing on Friday was former big leaguer Brad Bergesen. The right-handed pitcher spent four years in the majors from 2009-12 with Baltimore and Arizona." 3E1N lives to pitch for money another day.

Happy Birthday to former Orioles Mike "Marlboro Man" Gonzalez.

On this day in Orioles history, "In 1963 - Baltimore veteran Robin Roberts two-hits the Senators to win, 6 - 0. Both hits are by weak-hitting Eddie Brinkman.

1999: The Orioles defeat the Rangers‚ 15 - 6‚ scoring 10 runs in the 1st inning. Baltimore OF Brady Anderson is hit by a pitch twice in the 1st to set an American League record, and tie the major league record. Anderson joins Willard Schmidt (1959) and Frank Thomas (1961) as the only batters hit by a pitch twice in one inning.

2006: Ramón Hernandez of the Baltimore Orioles goes 3 for 5 with two home runs, including a three-run shot and a grand slam, in the Orioles' 14 - 4 victory over Seattle."

Consider this your discussion space for the best UFC event in more than a year, UFC 187: Cormier vs Johnson. If you have any interest in MMA, this is a must-see. I'm just bummed Khabib Nurmagomedov got injured and can't fight Donald Cerrone, but that would have been too much awesomeness in one night, I suppose.