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The Orioles split their split squad games, Hyun-Soo Kim has upped his average to a non-zero .162 and Christian Walker is tightening his death grip on the Jake Fox Award. With five shutout innings in the nightcap, Mike Wright lowered his spring ERA to 5.40. So, that's something...if he could pitch against Minnesota's NRIs all of the time, he'd be on pace for a Cy Young.

Orioles' Jimmy Paredes: To resume baseball activities next week - CBSSports.com
...but is too late?

Minor MLB Transactions: 3/17/16 - MLB Trade Rumors An update on Team Steve in exile.

Scott Spratt’s 10 Bold Predictions for 2016 | FanGraphs Fantasy Baseball
Bananas.

Orioles Dylan Bundy finds bullpen comfort zone | orioles.com
Dylan Bundy's only 23?

Can Tyler Wilson Win a Spot in the Orioles' Rotation? - Baseball Essential
Tyler Wilson is a guy that's methodically moved his way through the system. Does he still have room to grow?

Baltimore Orioles: Impact of the Rule 5 Guys
The lads in the Warehouse are quite fond of their Rule 5 guys.

Camden Depot: Two Problems With Fangraphs Projected Standings Problems? What Problems?

On this day in 1942, future O's manager Jimmy Dykes allowed Jackie Robinson to try out with the White Sox, but dismissed him later that day. Oi. Negro League veteran/country singer Charley Pride faced Cy Young winner/underwear model Jim Palmer singling and grounding out in exhibition action as the Orioles defeated the Rangers 14-2 on this day in 1974. Former Orioles catcher and hitting coach Charley Lau passed away on this day in 1984.

Today would be the birthday of Hiram Bithorn. The Legendary Puerto Rican pitcher began his pro career with the Norfolk Tars. Backup catchers Craig Tatu, and David Freitas celebrate birthdays today. Dick Littlefield and Geronimo Berroa also celebrate birthdays today.