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The Orioles finally won a game! Woo hoo! Maybe they'll win another someday!

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REJOICE! The Orioles have won a spring training game -
We won a game yesterday, if we win one today that's two in a row. If we win one tomorrow that's called a winning streak. It has happened before.

Baltimore Orioles catcher Matt Wieters has elbow soreness
After undergoing Tommy John surgery in 2014, the Orioles played it safe with Matt Wieters on Saturday.

MASN News & Information: Orioles make seven roster moves
The Orioles today announced that they have reassigned left-hander Cesar Cabral, catcher Jonah Heim, infielder Trey Mancini, infielder Ozzie Martinez, left-hander Andy Oliver, catcher Chance Sisco and left-hander Ashur Tolliver to minor league camp.

Orioles' T.J. McFarland: Plays catch Friday up to 120 feet -
Looks like he's on track to return when the Orioles thought he would.

School of Roch: Showalter provides updates on Wieters and roster cuts following 8-1 win (updated)
This just in - Buck Showalter has ruled out amputation, so I think Matt Wieters is going to be OK.

School of Roch: Game update and Ubaldo Jimenez on today's outing (O's win 8-1)
Ubaldo Jimenez still threw 13 balls out of 30 pitches, but the results were better than previous outings.

Steve Melewski: A look at the Orioles' top 30 prospects per Baseball America
BA still ranks Dylan Bundy #1 in the Orioles system? Really?

Orioles notebook: Chris Tillman's spring debut vs. Blue Jays will be unique circumstance - Baltimore Sun
Chris Tillman will make his spring training debut Tuesday in a road game against the Toronto Blue Jays. A vet against an AL East team on the road? Interesting...

Chapter 6: Where does Orioles prospect Xu Guiyuan go from here? - Baltimore Sun
The latest in the journeys of Itchy Shoe in America...

Schmuck: Older baseball players with selective memory must cope with the times - Baltimore Sun
Peter Schmuck actually makes a good point - what was Babe Ruth's called shot than the original home run pimp?

Happy Birthday to former Oriole Will Clark. He shares it with famous people including 1615 Pope Innocent XII (1691-1700); 1855 Percival "Percy" Lowell, American astronomer (predicted discovery of Pluto); 1908 Walter Annenberg, publisher; 1913 William J. Casey, American head of the CIA during the Iran-contra scandal; 1950 William H Macy, actor; 1950 Charles Krauthammer, American political commentator; 1951 Fred Berry, actor (Rerun in What's Happening); 1956 Dana Delany, actress; 1971 Annabeth Gish, American actress; and 1973 David Draiman, singer for Disturbed.

On this day in Baltimore (and Maryland) baseball history...

1886 - Frank Baker is born in Trappe, Maryland. A third baseman and left-handed hitter, Baker will guide the Philadelphia Athletics to three World Series championships. He will be nicknamed "Home Run" during the 1911 World Series, in which he will hit a go-ahead home run off Rube Marquard in Game Two and a 9th-inning game-tying home run off Christy Mathewson in Game Three. Baker will lead the American League in home runs for four consecutive seasons, twice lead the league in RBI, and bat .363 in six Series. Baker will earn Hall of Fame honors in 1955.

1995 - Newly-elected Hall of Famer Leon Day dies in Baltimore, Maryland, at the age of 78. A former Negro Leagues outstanding pitcher and superb contact hitter, Day had been elected to Cooperstown by the Veterans Committee just six days earlier.

In world history on this date...

624 Battle of Badr, Muhammad's Muslim forces win significant victory over Meccan forces
1519 Hernán Cortés lands in Mexico
1591 Battle at Tondibi: Moroccans army under Judar beats sultan Askia Ishaq II of Songhai
1884 Siege of Khartoum Sudan begins
2003 Human evolution: The journal Nature reports that 350,000-year-old footprints of an upright-walking human have been found in Italy.

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