The Baltimore Orioles officially report to Spring Training today. Many players are already in Sarasota, but today is the report date. Exhibition games start Friday with the Birds hosting the Toronto Blue Jays at Ed Smith Stadium.
The Orioles also jumped into free agency yesterday, signing RHP Jordan Lyles to a one-year deal. Lyles is an 11-year veteran who averages 878 strikeouts a game. He’s expected to be an innings eater in a sense.
The Birds also came to terms with veteran catcher Robinson Chirinos. Another one-year deal, but Chrinos is the veteran for whom the organization looked to help being along Adley Rutschman. Which makes us believe that Rutschman will probably be on the Opening Day roster.