UPDATES & NEWS
Johan Santana's first extended spring game was rained out in Sarasota. He's rescheduled to pitch 2 innings on Monday and would then go 3 innings on Saturday.
Even if he builds up his arm strength, and he is now throwing at high 80s speed, don't expect much from him this season, even if the Orioles continue to experience mediocre performance from their starting pitching.ANALYST: Ivar G. Anderson
Aramis Ramirez confirmed that 2015 will be his final season.
Ramirez will turn 37 in June in what will be his 18th major league season. He was a legitimate 30-home run threat during the prime of his career, but now here we are 10 years past that prime and he's more of a 15-home run threat these days. Injuries were a big part of his decline and he's missed an awful lot of games over the years, but considering how bad the third base position looks this year, one last go-around with A-Ram might not be the worst thing in the world. Just make sure you have a viable back-up option. Analysis: Howard Bender