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y. It means absolutely nothing Ivan Rodriguez Jersey , but O’s fans should take their victories where they can get them."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Commentary & AnalysisOrioles ProspectsOrioles Game RecapsOrioles News and RumorsCamdencastBird DroppingsTuesday Bird Droppings: Where the O’s are feasting on the Grapefruit LeagueNew,802commentsThe Orioles are off to a hot start in exhibition play. It means absolutely nothing, but O’s fans should take their victories where they can get them.ESTShareTweetShareShareTuesday Bird Droppings: Where the O’s are feasting on the Grapefruit LeagueRenato Nunez collected four RBIs with one swing yesterday.Kim Klement-USA TODAY SportsGood morning, Camden Chatters.How are you enjoying spring training so far? The Orioles, for their part, seem to be enjoying it very much. There’s a lot of positive energy and good vibes coming from the players and coaches. There are some young, hungry ballplayers battling for the slew of vacant roster spots, and the competition seems to be bringing out the best in everybody.And hey, the O’s are actually winning some games. Their collection of random minor leaguers and veterans dusting off the cobwebs has, so far, outdueled other teams’ collections of random minor leaguers and veterans dusting off the cobwebs.The Birds won again yesterday against the Twins in Fort Myers, with pitching and homers leading the way. Renato Nunez blasted a grand slam, and non-roster catcher Martin Cervenka added a three-run shot. Dylan Bundy worked three innings (although, in true Bundy fashion, he gave up two home runs), and David Hess looked excellent in his bid for a starting spot http://www.rangersfanproshop.com/authentic-matt-moore-jersey , tossing three perfect innings with three strikeouts. The victory was the Orioles’ sixth, tying them with several other teams for the most wins in the Grapefruit League.Of course, I don’t have to tell you that a team’s spring training record has no bearing whatsoever on their success (or lack thereof) in the regular season. Look no further than last year, when the O’s had a winning record in exhibition play — 17-12, the third-best record in the Grapefruit League — only to follow it up with a 47-115 catastrophe in the regular season, one of the worst in the history of baseball.So, ultimately, none of this matters. At least the standings don’t. But if stringing together a few wins — and, more importantly, some strong individual performances — boosts the Orioles’ confidence even a little, that’s a good thing. Let’s at least have some fun until the regular season starts and harsh reality sets in.LinksBundy talks about today’s outing (O’s win 9-4) - School of RochBundy may not have kept the ball in the park very well, but he sure was pounding the strike zone yesterday. That’s a good habit to get into for the regular season, I’d say.Rule 5 pick Richie Martin makes a strong first impression - Steve MelewskiDare I say that Richie Martin could become the Orioles’ best Rule 5 pick since the immortal Ryan Flaherty? I dare indeed!Swing adjustment, healthy offseason put Orioles’ Anthony Santander back in outfield mix - Baltimore Sun“Not so fast, Paul!” says Anthony Santander. “Maybe I’m going to be the best Rule 5 pick since Ryan Flaherty.” OK, fine Prince Fielder Jersey , just settle down, everyone. Sheesh.There’s time for Chris Davis to turn things around, but not that much time – The AthleticWith each passing day, Chris Davis’ leash is getting a little bit shorter. His 1-for-12, seven-strikeout performance in spring training sure isn’t inspiring hope that a turnaround is imminent.Hyde ‘encouraged’ by younger catchers - Orioles.comI was encouraged by Chance Sisco last spring training, too. Then his 2018 season happened. So I’m going to reserve judgment on Sisco for a while longer, if you don’t mind.Orioles birthdays and historyIs today your birthday? Happy birthday! You have four Orioles birthday buddies, most notably left-hander Erik Bedard, who turns the big 4-0 today. Bedard was the Orioles’ first homegrown ace since Mike Mussina, leading the staff for much of his four-year tenure as a starter, including an MLB-best 10.9 strikeouts-per-nine rate in 2007. The O’s swapped Bedard to Seattle for Adam Jones, Chris Tillman, and others in one of the best trades in team history.Two former Orioles turn 48 today: former first-round pick Jeffrey Hammonds and 2000-01 righty Jose Mercedes. And it’s the 29th birthday of outfielder LJ Hoes, whom the O’s traded to Houston in the 2013 Bud Norris deal. Hoes was last seen serving a 50-game suspension for a drug of abuse. He last played in the bigs in 2015.On this day in 1996, legendary Orioles manager Earl Weaver was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame by the Veterans Committee. PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Steven Souza Jr. will require season-ending knee surgery to repair multiple tears in his left knee after being injured Monday night.Souza slipped on home plate and his left leg jammed into the ground during an exhibition against the Chicago White Sox. The Diamondbacks said Tuesday he has a torn ACL, a torn lateral collateral ligament Adrian Beltre Jersey , a partial tear of his left posterior cruciate ligament, and a tear of his posterior lateral capsule.“A really unfortunate situation for us and for him,” manager Torey Lovullo said. “We hurt for him right now.”Souza, the expected starter in right field, will have the surgery when the tissue settles down, Lovullo said.It is the second straight spring in which Souza has been injured. He tore his right pectoral muscle last year and missed about eight weeks of the regular season.Souza hit .220 with five homers and 29 RBIs in 72 games with the Diamondbacks last season and was being counted on to add offense to a team that lost free agents Paul Goldschmidt and A.J. Pollock to free agency.Souza hit .239 with 30 homers, 78 RBIs and 16 stolen bases for Tampa Bay in 2017 before being acquired by Arizona in a three-team trade that sent Brandon Drury to the Yankees and four minor leaguers to the Rays.Free agent acquisition Adam Jones will take over in right field and Ketel Marte will spend most of his time in center field, Lovullo said, with David Peralta remaining in in left field. Jarrod Dyson is the primary outfield reserve.“We have some depth,” Lovullo said. “Some guys are going to get some opportunities to step in and get a number of at-bats.”Infielder Ildemaro Vargas was added to the roster after being optioned to Triple-A Reno earlier in the week. Outfielder Socrates Brito, who could have filled the gap, was placed on waivers earlier in the week.