T.J. McFarland


BALTIMORE – T.J. McFarland made his first start of 2015 for Norfolk on Saturday night.


It’s hard to remember that T.J. McFarland is only 25 years old. Starting his third season, McFarland was one of the most veteran players attending the Orioles’ minicamp in Sarasota, Fla.


It wasn’t a surprise when the Orioles made a selection in the Rule 5 draft. It was more of a surprise when they ended up with two players.


Next Thursday’s Rule 5 draft is the last scheduled event of the Winter Meetings in San Diego. Hundreds of team personnel and reporters crowd into a conference room to hear obscure names called.


During the Orioles’ 2014 season, Wei-Yin Chen matured.