BALTIMORE –- Jonathan Schoop was a late scratch from Sunday’s game with a sore left quadriceps muscle. Ryan Flaherty will start at second in Schoop’s place and bat eighth.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The Orioles have won five straight Opening Days under Buck Showalter. He didn’t want to know that.
SARASOTA, Fla. -- J.J. Hardy is obviously disappointed that he would be able to play on Opening Day. He’ll start the season on the 15-day disabled list, due to a left shoulder strain.
SARASOTA Fla. – Chris Tillman has perhaps three starts left this spring, and Baltimore's likely opening day starter is right where he needs to be.