|Orioles observations on Colton Cowser’s adjustments, Connor Norby’s debut and more vs. Pirates. Colton Cowser stayed hot and Connor Norby played in his first game of the spring as the Orioles beat the Pirates, 5-2, on Sunday.
|Spring training roundup: Colton Cowser, Ramon Urias help Orioles pound Twins. Colton Cowser and Ramon Urias each homered and drove in three runs as the Baltimore Orioles rolled to a 12-3 victory over the host Minnesota Twins Wednesday afternoon at Fort Myers, Fla. Cowser, Urias, Cedric Mullins and Michael Perez all had two hits to pace Baltimore's 17-hit attack. Urias hit a two-run homer in the second inning, Cowser slugged a three-run shot in the third and Perez delivered a two-run single in the seventh. Dean Kremer (1-0) gave up one run and two hits in two innings for the Orioles. Pablo Lopez (0-1) gave up two runs and three hits in two innings for the Twins. Jake Rucker hit a slot blast for Minnesota. Nationals 4, Red Sox 3 Joey Gallo hit a two-run, tiebreaking double
|Orioles' Corbin Burnes looks sharp in first game appearance with his new team. Corbin Burnes’ first outing with his new team looked like an abbreviated version of a typical performance with his old one. Burnes worked one scoreless inning for the Baltimore Orioles and struck out the first two batters he faced Saturday in the 2021 NL Cy Young Award winner’s Grapefruit League debut. The Orioles went on to defeat the Boston Red Sox 4-3 on a walk-off homer from prospect Colton Cowser. The O's acquired Burnes last month in a trade that sent left-hander DL Hall, infielder Joey Ortiz and a 2024 competitive balance pick to the Milwaukee Brewers.
|Colton Cowser dominated at Triple-A but couldn't make an impact in Baltimore. Colton Cowser came into the season as a top 50 prospect and ended it in the top 15. Cowser started 2023 looking to build on a late call-up to Norfolk in 2022. Ever since being selected No. 5 overall in the 2021 draft, Cowser has made a habit of outperforming expectations. Much like the Heston Kjerstad pick in 2020, the selection of Cowser was seen as a sort of value pick that would save the Orioles bonus pool money for later in the draft.