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Grayson Rodriguez is scheduled to make his first Grapefruit League start on Tuesday against the Tigers. (Source: Jake Rill on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: After showing flashes of the upside he possesses in his rookie campaign last season, Rodriguez will be looking to take a step forward this year in the Orioles rotation. He remains an intriguing target in fantasy drafts.


Orioles manager Brandon Hyde said Gunnar Henderson could play later this week as he is ramping up his activities. (Source: Roch Kubatko on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Baltimore doesn't plan on rushing Henderson. He is dealing with a left oblique injury. He should make his Grapefruit League debut soon.

Category: Injury Updates


Craig Kimbrel said he cut his live batting practice session yesterday short by about five pitches because he felt some tightness in his lower body. (Source: Jake Rill on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Kimbrel added that he got treatment and is scheduled to pitch again on Monday. He is expected to take over the full-time closer role for Baltimore with Felix Bautista (elbow) out for the season.

Category: Injury Updates


Connor Norby is expected to take batting practice on Sunday. (Source: Jake Rill on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Norby had reportedly been dealing with side soreness earlier in the week. He'll continue to be slowly worked back with the Orioles.

Category: Injury Updates


The White Sox claimed Peyton Burdick off waivers from the Orioles. (Source: Chicago White Sox on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Burdick lands on his third team in the past month. He'll look to earn a spot on the Opening Day roster with the White Sox out of Spring Training.

Category: Transactions


Kyle Bradish said he’ll be throwing from 90 feet on Saturday. (Source: Jake Rill on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Bradish will be progressing from throwing from 75 feet to 90 feet. He is still only playing catch, but appears to be trending in the right direction. If that goes well, he'll look to advance to throwing a bullpen session at some point after.

Category: Injury Updates


Corbin Burnes will make his Orioles debut in the team's Spring Training game on Saturday against the Red Sox. (Source: masnsports.com)

Fantasy Impact: “Just because it’s lining up to the beginning of the year and we’re just kind of putting guys in places,” Orioles manager Brandon Hyde said. “He’s on turn, bottom line.” Burns is expected to pitch two-to-three innings on Saturday.


Diego Castillo has been sent outright to Triple-A Norfolk. (Source: MILB.com)

Fantasy Impact: Castillo went unclaimed through waivers. He'll remain with the Orioles organization.

Category: Transactions


Jorge Mateo told reporters that he has been working in center field for five days a week in the offseason. (Source: Jake Rill on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Mateo also saw time at second base in winter ball. He is expected to see reps at both positions throughout Spring Training, adding to the versatility he could offer during the regular season.


Dillon Tate faced live hitters on Monday. (Source: Roch Kubatko on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Tate is continuing to recover from a forearm injury which led to him missing all of last season. He should return to his high leverage role in the Orioles bullpen behind Craig Kimbrel.

Category: Injury Updates


The Angels have claimed Livan Soto off waivers from the Orioles. (Source: Angels PR on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Soto was designated for assignment by Baltimore earlier this week. He'll return to the Angels who he was with earlier in the offseason.

Category: Transactions


John Means said it’s “probably unlikely” he’ll be built up in time to be part of the Orioles’ Opening Day rotation. (Source: Jake Rill on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Means is not expected to be sidelined for too long. He threw a bullpen session on Friday as he continues to work his way back from Tommy John surgery.

Category: Injury Updates


Cole Irvin is considered one of the front-runners for the Orioles final starting rotation spots. (Source: Jake Rill on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Tyler Wells is the other front-runner. There are two roster spots open with Tyler Wells opening the season on the injured list. Prospects Chayce McDermott, Cade Povich and Justin Armbruester all in camp. Bruce Zimmermann another option.


Tyler Wells is reportedly one of the front-runners for the final two spots in the Orioles starting rotation. (Source: Jake Rill on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Tyler Irvin is the other front-runner. This news comes after it was announced Kyle Bradish is opening up the season on the injured list. Wells got off to a strong start last season, but was shut down late in the year.


Samuel Basallo reportedly has a stress fracture in his throwing elbow. (Source: Danielle Allentuck on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Basallo was expected to open the season in Double-A. He remains one of the top prospects in the Orioles organization, and will be a player to monitor in the future.

Category: Injury Updates


The Orioles have placed Felix Bautista on the 60-day injured list. (Source: Jake Rill on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The move was made to make room for the addition of Peyton Burdick. Bautista is not expected to pitch at all this season after undergoing Tommy John surgery.

Category: Injury Updates


Ryan O’Hearn signed a one-year contract for the 2024 season with the Orioles with a club option for 2025, avoiding arbitration. (Source: Jake Rill on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: O'Hearn will earn $3.5 million which split the difference between what he requested and what Baltimore offered. He hit .289 with 14 home runs last season, and figures to remain in a similar role with the Orioles this season at designated hitter.

Category: Transactions


The Baltimore Orioles plan to give No. 1 overall prospect Jackson Holliday "a lot" of time at second base this spring. (Source: Jake Rill on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: A natural shortstop, Holliday will reportedly "stay warm" at shortstop but can certainly handle the keystone, as well. He will attend his first MLB spring training this season after the 20-year-old hit .338 with three home runs and three steals across 36 games at Double-A before hitting .267 with two homers and a stolen base across 18 games at the Triple-A level in his age-19 season in 2023.


The Orioles signed Luis Gonzalez to a minor league deal with an invite to Spring Training.

Fantasy Impact: Gonzalez pitched in the Mexican League last season where he dominated. He'll look to earn a role in the Orioles bullpen out of Spring Training.

Category: Transactions


Jacob Webb won his salary arbitration hearing with the Orioles. (Source: Andy Kostka on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Webb is set to earn $1 million this season with Baltimore. He posted a 3.27 ERA last year after being claimed by the Orioles in August.